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Rarity and nutrient acquisition relationships before and after prescribed burning in an Australian box-ironbark forest

Nutrient cycling is greatly influenced by dominant plants that contribute high amounts of leaf litter to soils; however, less-dominant and rare species can play key roles in nutrient cycling if they have unique nutrient acquisition traits and provide high-quality litter. In many parts of the world, wildfire is likely to become more frequent and intense under a changing climate, and the effect this will have on plant rarity and on species with unique nutrient acquisition traits, and thus nutrient cycling, remains poorly understood. In a recent study published in AoB PLANTS, Patykowski et al.examined the relationship between nutrient acquisition strategies,...

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