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Alessandra Fidelis, Maria Fernanda di Santi Lyra and Vânia Regina Pivello Above- and below-ground biomass and carbon dynamics in Brazilian Cerrado wet grasslands Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01465.x

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Fire plays an important role in Brazilian tropical savannas, affecting both above- and belowground biomass and carbon stocks. In this study we analysed the biomass and carbon dynamics from both above-, and belowground according to different fire histories and season. Our results showed that these grasslands can store a large amount of carbon belowground and the longer the interval of fire, the higher the amount of dead biomass accumulated due to the low decomposition rates

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