Larthropods In Relation To Grassland Burning

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1975
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Pomeroy, D. E.
Rwakaikara, D.
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Much of Uganda is grassland, and most of this is burnt regularly in an attempt to discourage woody plants and Ito obtain a temporary improvement in the quality of the grass for grazing animals. Burning can affect the composition of the soil (Harrington, 1974; Harrington and Ross, 1974) but nothing is known about its effects on decomposition and, therefore, on nutrient cycling. In this study we compared the numbers of some of the arthropods associated with decomposition in soil samples from grassland areas subjected to different burning regimes.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 1975 (41), p. 114-118