Author(s): 
de Vries, Du, Butterbach-Bahl
Release Date: 
10/2014

Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 9-10, October 2014, pp. 90-104

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2014.09.001

The carbon to nitrogen response of forest ecosystems depends on the possible occurrence of nitrogen limitation versus possible co-limitations by other drivers, such as low temperature or availability of phosphorus. A combination of nitrogen retention estimates and stoichiometric scaling is used to illustrate the most likely carbon–nitrogen responses for needle-leaved and broadleaved forests to atmospheric nitrogen deposition.

 

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