TITLE

Effects of nitrogen addition on grassland species diversity and productivity in Keerqin Sandy Land

AUTHOR(S)
Li Lu-jun; Zeng De-hui; Yu Zhan-yuan; Ai Gui-yan; Yang Dan; Mao Rong
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Yingyong Shengtai Xuebao;Aug2009, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p1838
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Species diversity and productivity are the important indices of the structure and functioning of ecosystems. With Keerqin sandy grassland as test object, this paper studied its species composition, species diversity, and productivity under effects of different level nitrogen (N) addition. Nitrogen addition altered the species composition and the dominant species in the community, increased the vegetation height and coverage, and decreased vegetation light penetration. With the increase of N addition, both the species richness and the diversity decreased. Nitrogen addition increased the aboveground biomass significantly (P<0.01). There was a significant positive relationship between species richness and vegetation light penetration (P<0.01), and a significant negative relationship between species richness and vegetation coverage (P<0.01). It was suggested that nitrogen deposition and artificial nitrogen addition would affect the species composition, species diversity, and productivity of sandy grassland ecosystem.
ACCESSION #
52527162

 

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