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The Global Stoichiometry of Litter Nitrogen Mineralization
Plant residue decomposition and the nutrient release to the soil play a major role in global carbon and nutrient cycling. Although decomposition rates vary strongly with climate, nitrogenExpand
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Carbon use efficiency of microbial communities: stoichiometry, methodology and modelling.
Carbon use efficiency (CUE) is a fundamental parameter for ecological models based on the physiology of microorganisms. CUE determines energy and material flows to higher trophic levels, conversionExpand
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Effects of stomatal delays on the economics of leaf gas exchange under intermittent light regimes.
• Understory plants are subjected to highly intermittent light availability and their leaf gas exchanges are mediated by delayed responses of stomata and leaf biochemistry to light fluctuations. InExpand
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The hysteresis response of soil CO2 concentration and soil respiration to soil temperature
Diurnal hysteresis between soil temperature (Ts) and both CO2 concentration ([CO2]) and soil respiration rate (Rs) were reported across different field experiments. However, the causes of theseExpand
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TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access.
We evaluate the extent of the trait data compiled in TRY and analyse emerging patterns of data coverage and representativeness of these continuous traits in many aspects. Expand
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Trade-offs between seed output and life span - a quantitative comparison of traits between annual and perennial congeneric species.
Perennial plants allocate more resources belowground, thus sustaining important ecosystem services. Hence, shifting from annual to perennial crops has been advocated towards a more sustainableExpand
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Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics in southern African savannas: the effect of vegetation-induced patch-scale heterogeneities and large scale rainfall gradients
Savanna ecosystems are mixed plant communities in which trees and grasses co-exist thereby providing a heterogeneous landscape with a mosaic of tree-dominated and grass-dominated soil patches.Expand
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Climatic, ecophysiological, and phenological controls on plant ecohydrological strategies in seasonally dry ecosystems
Large areas in the tropics and at mid-latitudes experience pronounced seasonality and inter-annual variability in rainfall and hence water availability. Despite the importance of these seasonally dryExpand
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A plant–microbe interaction framework explaining nutrient effects on primary production
In most terrestrial ecosystems, plant growth is limited by nitrogen and phosphorus. Adding either nutrient to soil usually affects primary production, but their effects can be positive or negative.Expand
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Modelling the influence of ectomycorrhizal decomposition on plant nutrition and soil carbon sequestration in boreal forest ecosystems.
Tree growth in boreal forests is limited by nitrogen (N) availability. Most boreal forest trees form symbiotic associations with ectomycorrhizal (ECM) fungi, which improve the uptake of inorganic NExpand
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