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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