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Shifts in botanical composition of flatwoods range following fertilization

Author(s): R. Kalmbacher and F. Martin

Month: Nov
Year: 1996

Journal: Journal of Range Management
Volume: 49
Issue: 6
Pages: 530-534

Article Topic(s): Community level survey, Fertilizer, Nutrients, Restoration
Research Setting(s): Agricultural, Old field

Species Referenced: Aristida beyrichiana (Beyrich threeawn), Solidago fistulosa (Pine barren goldenrod),


Evaluates the effects of adding nitrogen and phosphorus to Florida flatwoods that had been converted to rangelands. Overall plant diversity decreased with increased nitrogen due to dominance by goldenrods, including Solidago fistulosa. Density of forbs increased with increasing nitrogen but Andropogon virginicus and Aristida stricta were eliminated from the site.

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R. Kalmbacher and F. Martin. "Shifts in botanical composition of flatwoods range following fertilization." Journal of Range Management 49.6 (1996): 530-534.

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