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Annual variation in soil respiration and its component parts in two structurally contrasting woody savannas in Central Brazil

Butler, Andre; Meir, Patrick; Saiz, Gustavo; Maracahipes, Leandro; Marimon, Beatriz Schwantes; Grace, J


Background and aims: Due to the high spatial and temporal variation in soil CO2 efflux, terrestrial carbon budgets rely on a detailed understanding of the drivers of soil respiration from a diverse range of ecosystems and climate zones. In this study we aim to evaluate the independent influence of vegetation structure and climate on soil CO2 efflux within cerrado ecosystems. Methods: We examine the seasonal and diel variation of soil CO2 efflux, including its autotrophic and heterotrophic...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant and Soil
DOI: 10.1007/s11104-011-0984-7


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