The effects of prescribed fire on soil nematodes in an arid juniper savanna

  • Whitford W
  • Pen-Mouratov S
  • Steinberger Y
N/ACitations
Citations of this article
7Readers
Mendeley users who have this article in their library.

Abstract

Prescribed fire produced a landscape with two types of\rseverely burned patches: charred shrub patches and charred patches with tree\rtrunks at the center. Soil nematodes were more abundant in burned and unburned\rjuniper (Juniperus monosperma) tree\rpatches than in yucca-shrub patches. There were no differences in nematode\rabundance between burned and unburned patches during the late spring and summer\rsamples. Nematode abundance was significantly (p i.e., by loss of tree canopies, litter\raccumulation, and shrub foliage, which affects soil temperatures and water\rredistribution.

Cite

CITATION STYLE

APA

Whitford, W. G., Pen-Mouratov, S., & Steinberger, Y. (2014). The effects of prescribed fire on soil nematodes in an arid juniper savanna. Open Journal of Ecology, 04(02), 66–75. https://doi.org/10.4236/oje.2014.42009

Register to see more suggestions

Mendeley helps you to discover research relevant for your work.

Already have an account?

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free