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California GrasslandsEcology and Management$
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Mark Stromberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252202

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001

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Mechanisms Determining Patterns of Nutrient Dynamics

Mechanisms Determining Patterns of Nutrient Dynamics

Chapter:
(p.94) Eight Mechanisms Determining Patterns of Nutrient Dynamics
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California Grasslands
Author(s):

Valerie T. Eviner

Mary K. Firestone

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0008

This chapter explores the controls over nutrient pools and fluxes across different California grassland types, beginning by discussing exotic-dominated annual grasslands, where most biogeochemical studies have occurred. Patterns in these annual grasslands are compared to those in native grasslands and oak-grassland matrices. Finally, the chapter examines the roles of organisms other than plants in influencing nutrient dynamics.

Keywords:   nutrient pools, California grasslands, exotic-dominated grasslands, annual grasslands, native grasslands, oak-grasslands, nutrient dynamics

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