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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Precipitation Manipulations in Diverse and Simple Grasslands

Location: Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory

Project Number: 6206-11220-005-10
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 01, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Objective:
Identify mechanisms controlling interannual variability in biomass production in diverse and simple grasslands.

Approach:
Establish experimental treatments manipulating the precipitation seasonality and interannual variability in switchgrass monocultures and in mixed-species prairie, and measure responses in above- and below-ground productivity, nitrogen cycling, plant species composition, and plant ecophysiology.

Last Modified: 4/23/2014
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