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Long-term ecosystem nitrogen storage and soil nitrogen availability in post-fire lodgepole pine ecosystemsAuthor(s): Erica A. H. Smithwick; Daniel M. Kashian; Michael G. Ryan; Monica G. Turner
Source: Ecosystems. 12: 792-806.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionLong-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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CitationSmithwick, 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.
Keywordsnitrate, ammonium, chronosequence, succession, density, yellowstone, Pinus contorta
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