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A comparison of soil organic carbon stocks between residential turf grass and native soilAuthor(s): Richard V. Pouyat; Ian D. Yesilonis; Nancy E. Golubiewski
Source: Urban Ecosystems. 12: 45-62.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionA central principle in urban ecological theory implies that in urbanized landscapes anthropogenic drivers will dominate natural drivers in the control of soil organic carbon storage (SOC). To assess the effect of urban land-use change on the storage of SOC, we compared SOC stocks of turf grass and native cover types of two metropolitan areas (Baltimore, MD, and Denver, CO) representing climatologically distinct regions in the United States. We hypothesized that introducing turf grass and management will lead to higher SOC densities in the arid Denver area and lower densities in the mesic Baltimore area relative to native cover types. Moreover, differences between turf grass soils will be less than differences between the native soils of each metropolitan region.
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CitationYesilonis, Ian D.; James, Bruce R.; Pouyat, Richard V.; Momen, Bahram. 2008. Lead forms in urban turfgrass and forest soils as related to organic matter content and pH. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 146: 1-17.
Keywordsland-use change, lawns, soil carbon, turf grass, urban soils
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