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In a sub‐humid Uruguayan grassland community, dominated by a tall tussock grass (Saccharum angustifolium), a large amount of standing dead biomass is accumulated. Patchy and asynchronous field burns are a traditional practice among ranchers to removes above‐ground biomass of the dominant species, and to promote tender forage for the livestock.

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These Uruguayan grasslands would require occasional, asynchronous, and patchy burns to generate changes in the plant community to maximize heterogeneity, both spatially and temporally

Luis López-Mársico
Universidad de la Republica Uruguay

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This page is a summary of: Heterogeneity decreases as time since fire increases in a South American grassland, Applied Vegetation Science, August 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12521.
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