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dc.contributor.authorMa, Ling
dc.contributor.authorRao, Xingquan
dc.contributor.authorLu, Ping
dc.contributor.authorHosseini Bai, Shahla
dc.contributor.authorXu, Zhihong
dc.contributor.authorChen, Xiaoyang
dc.contributor.authorBlumfield, Tim
dc.contributor.authorXie, Jun
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-13T04:47:30Z
dc.date.available2018-11-13T04:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1614-7499en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11356-015-4223-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/153773
dc.description.abstractEucalyptus spp. is a dominant tree genus in Australia and most Eucalyptus spp. are canopy dominant species. In Australian natural forests, Eucalyptus spp. commonly are associated with understorey legumes which play a crucial role for ecological restoration owing to their nitrogen (N) fixing ability for replenishing the soil N lost after frequent prescribed burning. This study aimed to explore to what extent physiological responses of these species differ 7 and 12 years after last fire. Two most common understorey Acacia spp., Acacia leiocalyx and A. disparrima, as well as one non-leguminous Eucalyptus resinifera, were studied due to their dominance in the forest. Both A. leiocalyx and A. disparrima showed higher carbon (C) assimilation capacity, maximum photosynthetic capacity, and moderate foliar C/N ratio compared with E. resinifera. A. leiocalyx showed various advantages compared to A. disparrima such as higher photosynthetic capacity, adaptation to wider light range and higher foliar total N (TNmass). A. leiocalyx also relied on N2-fixing ability for longer time compared to A. disparrima. The results suggested that the two Acacia spp. were more beneficial to C and N cycles for the post burning ecosystem than the non-N2-fixing species E. resinifera. A. leiocalyx had greater contribution to complementing soil N cycle long after burning compared to A. disparrima.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom10254en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto10262en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue13en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume22en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.titleEcophysiological and foliar nitrogen concentration responses of understorey Acacia spp. and Eucalyptus sp. to prescribed burningen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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