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    Author(s): Alan G. Haynes; Martin Schutz; Nina Buchmann; Deborah S. Page-DumroeseMatt D. Busse; Anita C. Risch
    Date: 2014
    Source: Plant and Soil. 374(1-2): 579-591.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Herbivore-driven changes to soil properties can influence the decomposition rate of organic material and therefore soil carbon cycling within grassland ecosystems. We investigated how aboveground foraging mammalian and invertebrate herbivores affect mineral soil decomposition rates and associated soil properties in two subalpine vegetation types (shortgrass and tall-grass) with different grazing histories.

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    Haynes, Alan G.; Schutz, Martin; Buchmann, Nina; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Busse, Matt D.; Risch, Anita C. 2014. Linkages between grazing history and herbivore exclusion on decomposition rates in mineral soils of subalpine grasslands. Plant and Soil. 374(1-2): 579-591.


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    cotton decomposition rate, soil temperature, soil moisture, microbial biomass carbon, C:N ratio, soil carbon

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