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    Author(s): Erica A. H. Smithwick; Daniel M. Kashian; Michael G. Ryan; Monica G.  Turner
    Date: 2009
    Source: Ecosystems. 12: 792-806.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Long-term, landscape patterns in inorganic nitrogen (N) availability and N stocks following infrequent, stand-replacing fire are unknown but are important for interpreting the effect of disturbances on ecosystem function. Here, we present results from a replicated chronosequence study in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (Wyoming, USA) directed at measuring inorganic N availability (ionexchange resin bags) and ecosystem N pools among 77 lodgepole pine stands that varied in age and density.

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    Smithwick, Erica A. H.; Kashian, Daniel M.; Ryan, Michael G.; Turner, Monica G.  2009. Long-term ecosystem nitrogen storage and soil nitrogen availability in post-fire lodgepole pine ecosystems. Ecosystems. 12: 792-806.

    Keywords

    nitrate, ammonium, chronosequence, succession, density, yellowstone, Pinus contorta

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