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A soil heat and water transfer model to predict belowground grass rhizome bud death in a grass fire

Author(s): J. Choczynska and E. A. Johnson

Month: Apr
Year: 2009

Journal: Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Pages: 277-287

Article Topic(s): Disturbance,Water
Research Setting(s): Laboratory

Species Referenced: Andropogon gerardii (Big bluestem), Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass),

Abstract

A "soil heat and water transport model" was devised to predict post-fire rhizome mortality in 3 grasses: Andropogon gerardii, Sorghastrum nutans, and Panicum virgatum. The model helps to explain why and how a large percentage of rhizomes are able to survive even severe fires.

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J. Choczynska and E. A. Johnson. "A soil heat and water transfer model to predict belowground grass rhizome bud death in a grass fire." Journal of Vegetation Science 20.2 (2009): 277-287.

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