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Effect of fire and soil texture on soil carbon in a sub-humid savanna (Matopos, Zimbabwe)

Bird, Michael; Veenendaal, E.M.; Moyo, C; Lloyd, Jonathan; Frost, P


We investigated the effects of changing fire regime on the stocks and isotopic composition of soil organic carbon (SOC) in a tropical savanna ecosystem at Matopos, Zimbabwe. Vegetation plots from both sandy and clay-rich soil types at this location have been subjected to fire frequencies ranging from annual burn to complete protection for the last 50 years. Gross variations in 0-5 cm SOC stocks and the δ13C value of SOC were predominantly related to soil texture, with carbon densities at the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Geoderma
DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7061(99)00084-1


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