Toward a mechanistic modeling of nitrogen limitation on vegetation dynamics.

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Chonggang Xu ; Rosie Fisher ; Stan D Wullschleger ; Cathy J Wilson ; Michael Cai ; Nate G McDowell
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 7, issue 5 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037914, pmc: PMC3359379
  • Subject: Chemistry | Research Article | Biology | Earth Sciences | Geochemistry | Developmental Biology | Medicine | Carbon Cycle | Soil Science | Agriculture | Q | Ecology | R | Carbon Sink | Ecosystems | Science | Plant Growth and Development | Plant Science | Ecosystem Modeling | Environmental Chemistry | Soil Chemistry

Nitrogen is a dominant regulator of vegetation dynamics, net primary production, and terrestrial carbon cycles; however, most ecosystem models use a rather simplistic relationship between leaf nitrogen content and photosynthetic capacity. Such an approach does not consi... View more
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