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Journal of Vegetation Science
Henkin, Z., Department of Natural Resources, Newe-ya'Ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Seligman, N.G., MIGAL - Galilee Technology Center, P.O. Box 831, Qiryat Shemona 11016, Israel
Noy-Meir, I., Institute of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Question: What is the mechanism that underlies long-term maintenance of high herbaceous productivity after a single application of phosphorus (4.5 gP m-2 and 9 gP m-2) in a hilly Mediterranean environment in a phosphorus-deficient ecosystem? Location: Inland, 15 km E of the Mediterranean coast, W Galilee, Israel (35°15′E, 33°01′N; 500 m asl). Methods: The experiment was established in 1988. Multi-year data on above-ground biomass, botanical composition, P content of vegetation and soil, and the grazing management context of the experiment were integrated to construct a feasible account of the P dynamics of the ecosystem. Results: The productivity of the herbaceous component already responded to P application in the first year. The effect on the shrubby component of the ecosystem was marginal. The available (bicarbonate extractable) P in the upper soil layer peaked in the year after application of P and then declined to the original level within 7 years. Despite the decline in available soil P, a high, fluctuating level of herbaceous biomass production was maintained for 20 years. Legume species (Fabaceae) became a prominent constituent of the herbaceous vegetation after the P pulse. Conclusions: The long-term shift in productivity of the herbaceous component of the grazed ecosystem was triggered by a nutritional pulse that induced a feedback loop based on changes in botanical composition of the herbaceous vegetation, the animal-vegetation interaction, grazing and supplementary feeding regimen of the cattle. © 2010 International Association for Vegetation Science.
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Long-term productivity of Mediterranean herbaceous vegetation after a single phosphorus application
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Henkin, Z., Department of Natural Resources, Newe-ya'Ar Research Center, Agricultural Research Organization, P.O. Box 1021, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel
Seligman, N.G., MIGAL - Galilee Technology Center, P.O. Box 831, Qiryat Shemona 11016, Israel
Noy-Meir, I., Institute of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Long-term productivity of Mediterranean herbaceous vegetation after a single phosphorus application
Question: What is the mechanism that underlies long-term maintenance of high herbaceous productivity after a single application of phosphorus (4.5 gP m-2 and 9 gP m-2) in a hilly Mediterranean environment in a phosphorus-deficient ecosystem? Location: Inland, 15 km E of the Mediterranean coast, W Galilee, Israel (35°15′E, 33°01′N; 500 m asl). Methods: The experiment was established in 1988. Multi-year data on above-ground biomass, botanical composition, P content of vegetation and soil, and the grazing management context of the experiment were integrated to construct a feasible account of the P dynamics of the ecosystem. Results: The productivity of the herbaceous component already responded to P application in the first year. The effect on the shrubby component of the ecosystem was marginal. The available (bicarbonate extractable) P in the upper soil layer peaked in the year after application of P and then declined to the original level within 7 years. Despite the decline in available soil P, a high, fluctuating level of herbaceous biomass production was maintained for 20 years. Legume species (Fabaceae) became a prominent constituent of the herbaceous vegetation after the P pulse. Conclusions: The long-term shift in productivity of the herbaceous component of the grazed ecosystem was triggered by a nutritional pulse that induced a feedback loop based on changes in botanical composition of the herbaceous vegetation, the animal-vegetation interaction, grazing and supplementary feeding regimen of the cattle. © 2010 International Association for Vegetation Science.
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