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- Throop, Heather L.; Lajtha, Kate; Kramer, Marc
- Biogeochemistry 2013 v.112 no.1-3 pp. 409-422
- C3 plants, etc ; C4 plants; Larrea tridentata; Prosopis; arid lands; carbon; carbon sinks; carbonates; ecological invasion; ecosystems; fractionation; grassland soils; grasslands; land cover; models; organic matter; shrubs; soil nutrient dynamics; stable isotopes; Chihuahuan Desert; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... Woody encroachment has dramatically changed land cover patterns in arid and semiarid systems (drylands) worldwide over the past 150 years. This change is known to influence bulk soil carbon (C) pools, but the implications for dynamics and stability of these pools are not well understood. Working in a Chihuahuan Desert C₄ grassland encroached by C₃ creosote bush (Larrea tridentata), we used two den ...