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Environmental and stoichiometric controls on microbial carbon-use efficiency in soils.
Theoretical considerations and empirical evidence indicate that CUE decreases as temperature increases and nutrient availability decreases, and current biogeochemical models could be improved by accounting for these CUE responses along environmental and stoichiometric gradients. Expand
Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward
The response of soil organic matter (OM) decomposition to increasing temperature is a critical aspect of ecosystem responses to global change. The impacts of climate warming on decomposition dynamicsExpand
Stoichiometry and Nutrition of Plant Growth in Natural Communities
It is found for whole plants as well as for different tissues that nitrogen concentrations increase slower than phosphorus concentrations and a lack of data prevents the establishment of relations between nitrogen and other elements. Expand
The C:N:P stoichiometry of autotrophs: Theory and observations
It is shown that, from biochemical considerations, N : C should increase linearly and P :-C quadratically with relative growth rate in autotrophs with the consequence that N-: P increases at low relative growth rates, passes a maximum and then decreases at highrelative growth rates. Expand
Theoretical ecosystem ecology : understanding element cycles
The aim of this presentation is to clarify the role of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, phosphorus and sulphur in the development of an ecosystem and to provide a framework for future research into this topic. Expand
Isotope Discrimination during Decomposition of Organic Matter: A Theoretical Analysis
Stable isotope composition is a powerful characteristic of the development of soil organic matter, but there is a need to understand the causes of and to predict the changes in isotopic compositionExpand
The likely impact of elevated [CO2], nitrogen deposition, increased temperature and management on carbon sequestration in temperate and boreal forest ecosystems: a literature review.
Temperate and boreal forest ecosystems contain a large part of the carbon stored on land, in the form of both biomass and soil organic matter. Increasing atmospheric [CO2], increasing temperature,Expand
Soil organic matter quality interpreted thermodynamically
Abstract Soil organic matter quality in the sense of how easily carbon in the soil organic matter can be mineralised is a major determinant of soil carbon storage and rate of mineralisation ofExpand
The response of heterotrophic CO2 flux to soil warming
In a forest ecosystem at steady state, net carbon (C) assimilation by plants and C loss through soil and litter decomposition by heterotrophic organisms are balanced. However, a perturbation to theExpand
Process-based models for forest ecosystem management: current state of the art and challenges for practical implementation.
It is argued that the carbon balance approach is readily applicable for projecting forest yield and productivity, and several carbon balance models for estimating stand productivity and individual tree growth and competition are reviewed. Expand