Vegetation Community Impacts on Soil Carbon , Nitrogen and Trace Gas Fluxes

@inproceedings{Martens2003VegetationCI,
  title={Vegetation Community Impacts on Soil Carbon , Nitrogen and Trace Gas Fluxes},
  author={Dean A. Martens and Jean E. T. McLain},
  year={2003}
}
Changes in C and N cycling were pronounced with mesquite (Prosopis spp.) N inputs into a previously N limited grassland or riparian area. Expansion of mesquite into semi-arid grasslands (Sporobolus spp.) increased soil C content and decreased C isotope values compared with soils of non-mesquite grasslands. Cool season litter (2.9% N) collection (October 2001 to March 2002) recovered 66 g mesquite C and 4.5 g mesquite N m. Measurement of surface litter present in the different riparian plant… CONTINUE READING