Barton, Philip S.; McIntyre, Sue; Evans, Maldwyn John; Bump, Joseph K.; Cunningham, Saul; Manning, Adrian D.
The decomposition of large vertebrate carcasses generates small-scale disturbances characterized
by changes in soil chemistry and new opportunities for plant establishment. Yet few studies have
examined whether this effect is still evident several years after death, or has consequences for landscapescale
heterogeneity. We examined soil chemistry and plant species richness and composition at 12 kangaroo
carcasses (~30 kg initial mass) five years after their initial placement. Each carcass...[Show more]
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