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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1039-2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-1039-2017
Research article
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07 Mar 2017
Research article |  | 07 Mar 2017

Carbon balance of a grazed savanna grassland ecosystem in South Africa

Matti Räsänen, Mika Aurela, Ville Vakkari, Johan P. Beukes, Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, Pieter G. Van Zyl, Miroslav Josipovic, Andrew D. Venter, Kerneels Jaars, Stefan J. Siebert, Tuomas Laurila, Janne Rinne, and Lauri Laakso

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This study presents measurements of carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and a grazed savanna grassland ecosystem for 3 years. We find that the yearly variation in carbon dioxide balance is largely determined by the changes in the early wet season balance (September to November) and in the mid-growing season balance (December to January).
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