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- Eskridge, Kent M., et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Journal of environmental quality 2019 v.48 no.3 pp. 537-548
- Coleoptera; carbon dioxide; cattle manure; dung beetles; ecosystems; feces; greenhouse gas emissions; greenhouse gases; macropores; meadows; methane; nitrous oxide; rangelands; soil fauna; Nebraska
- ... Soil fauna plays a critical role in various ecosystem processes, but empirical data measuring its impact on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from rangelands are limited. We quantified the effects of dung beetles on in situ CO₂, CH₄, and N₂O emissions from simulated cattle dung deposits. Soil in meadows of the semiarid Nebraska Sandhills was treated with three treatments (dung pats with exposure and ...