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Title: Elevated CO 2 induces substantial and persistent declines in forage quality irrespective of warming in mixedgrass prairie

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 1701 Centre Avenue Fort Collins Colorado 80525 USA
  2. Southern Plains Range Research Station, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 2000 18th Street Woodward Oklahoma 73801 USA
  3. Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit, USDA Agricultural Research Service, 8408 Hildreth Road Cheyenne Wyoming 82009 USA
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1423173
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0006973
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Ecological Applications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Ecological Applications Journal Volume: 28 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1051-0761
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Augustine, David J., Blumenthal, Dana M., Springer, Tim L., LeCain, Daniel R., Gunter, Stacey A., and Derner, Justin D. Elevated CO 2 induces substantial and persistent declines in forage quality irrespective of warming in mixedgrass prairie. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/eap.1680.
Augustine, David J., Blumenthal, Dana M., Springer, Tim L., LeCain, Daniel R., Gunter, Stacey A., & Derner, Justin D. Elevated CO 2 induces substantial and persistent declines in forage quality irrespective of warming in mixedgrass prairie. United States. doi:10.1002/eap.1680.
Augustine, David J., Blumenthal, Dana M., Springer, Tim L., LeCain, Daniel R., Gunter, Stacey A., and Derner, Justin D. Wed . "Elevated CO 2 induces substantial and persistent declines in forage quality irrespective of warming in mixedgrass prairie". United States. doi:10.1002/eap.1680.
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