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- Zhang, Tongrui; Li, Frank Yonghong; Shi, Chunjun; Li, Yanlong; Tang, Shiming; Baoyin, Taogetao
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2020 v.292 pp. 106840
- Kengia squarrosa; Leymus chinensis; Stipa krylovii; animals; autumn; biogeochemical cycles; defoliation; ecosystems; excreta; grassland management; grazing; grazing effects; nitrogen; nutrient content; nutrients; phosphorus; plant communities; plant nitrogen content; plant nutrient resorption; resorption; soil nutrients; soil organic carbon; soil quality; steppes; summer; total nitrogen; China
- ... Grazing regime is the most important factor that alters nutrient cycling in grassland ecosystems. Grazing exclusion has been used for restoration of degraded natural grasslands in Northern China during past two decades, while we propose that 'summer grazing' could be a better management than grazing exclusion for this purpose. Summer grazing allows plants to resorb more nutrients in autumn, thus p ...
- Guo, Xiaoyu; Bian, Zhenxing; Wang, Shuai; Wang, Qiubing; Zhang, Yufei; Zhou, Jun; Lin, Lin
- Agriculture, ecosystems & environment 2020 v.292 pp. 106818
- agricultural land; algorithms; biodiversity conservation; biogeochemical cycles; body size; case studies; environmental factors; landscapes; models; prediction; remediation; soil arthropods; terrestrial ecosystems; China
- ... Soil arthropods with a body size of more than 2 mm are a significant component of terrestrial ecosystems and play an important role in biogeochemical cycles. Understanding the spatial distribution of soil arthropods is crucial for biodiversity conservation and land remediation. Studies on the spatial distribution of soil arthropods have mostly been performed at a small scale. However, due to the d ...