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Substantial long-Term effects of carcass addition on soil and plants in a grassy eucalypt woodland

Barton, Philip; McIntyre, Sue; Evans, Maldwyn; Bump, Joseph; Cunningham, Saul; Manning, Adrian


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 landscape-scale 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 was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosphere
DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1537
Access Rights: Open Access


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