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How Light Availability and Soil Organic Matter Affect Ecosystem Function in Lawns

Herrmann, D. L. and M. L. Cadenasso . 2012.


This research used PRS™ probes to address the following question: how is nutrient turnover in lawn ecosystems affected by the availability of light to the lawn surface and the level of organic matter in the soil? This report presents a short overview of the work, the statistics used and the results in table form, and a discussion of the results. I have also included a paragraph on my experience with PRS™ probes in these lawns that are active sites seeing a lot of foot traffic and recreational use.