Nitrogen in desert ecosystems

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N. E. West, J. Skujin̦š
Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1978 - Nature - 307 pages
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Contents

Nitrogen Fixation by Micro floralHigher Plant Associations
2
Decomposition of Plant Litter in Two Western North American
4
Symbiotic Fixation 17 Parasymbi
19
and Lichen Symbionts 20 Nitrogen Fixation by Free
30
Proteolysis and Ammonification in Desert Soils
50
Nitrification in Great Basin Desert Soils
60
Denitrification in Desert Soils
75
Ammonia Volatilization from Great Basin Desert Soils
107
Water Erosion of Nitrogen 172 Wind
181
Implementation of the Model 196 Results 199 Conclu
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Summary
217
Nitrogen Fertilization of Dominant Plants in the Northeastern Great
219
Plant Response to Nitrogen Fertilization in the Northern Mohave
232
Summary Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Research
244
Literature
255
Author Index
285

Experimental Data 131 Summary
151
Nitrogen Excretion for Specific Animal Groups 154 Con
164
Erosional Transfer of Nitrogen in Desert Ecosystems
171
Taxonomic Index
293
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