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Recent vegetation changes in central Queensland, Australia: Evidence from delta C-13 and C-14 analyses of soil organic matter

Krull, E; Skjemstad, J; Burrows, W; Bray, S; Wynn, Jonathan; Bol, R; Spouncer, L; Harms, Ben


This study examines whether changes from grassy to woody vegetation coincide with the initiation of European farming practices (last 50-150 years) in central Queensland, using a site where historical records suggest invasion of woody vegetation (Acacia sp.). Soil samples were taken along a transect, spanning the transition between C4-dominated grassland and C3-dominated woodland. We utilize δ13C and 14C data of bulk and size-separated soil organic matter (SOM) to infer the time course of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoderma
DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2004.09.012


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