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Yoseph N. Araya, David J. Gowing and N. Dise Does soil nitrogen availability mediate the response of grassland composition to water regime? Journal of Vegetation Science 24

Version of Record online: 28 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01481.x

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Hydrologically defined patterns of species coexistence in a flood plain meadow at Cricklade North National Nature Reserve, Wiltshire, UK. Up to 40 species per square meter quadrat have been recorded in the site. Using a combination of field, mesocosm and laboratory experiments we demonstrate the sensitivity of soil nitrogen mineralization to subtle gradients of water regime and why; as well as the correlation of plant distribution to soil nitrogen availability. Such knowledge is useful for understanding species coexistence as well as guiding conservation management of species-rich floodplain meadows. Photo credit: Dr. Mike Dodd

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