Ecological studies of natural and established ecosystems on energy related disturbances in Colorado
During this research period studies have concentrated on soil, plant, and microbial interactions to gain a better understanding of plant community changes over time on perturbed systems. These studies have shown that disturbance and revegetation practices influence vegetation structure and succession primarily in two ways: (1) by modifying chemical, physical, and biological properties of the soil and (2) by influencing the initial floristic composition of the plant community. Both the intensity and the type of disturbance, through their effect on soil chemical and physical properties have been ...
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