A climate-driven switch in plant nitrogen acquisition within tropical forest communities.

  title={A climate-driven switch in plant nitrogen acquisition within tropical forest communities.},
  author={Benjamin Z Houlton and Daniel M Sigman and Edward A G Schuur and Lars O. Hedin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={104 21},
The response of tropical forests to climate change will depend on individual plant species' nutritional strategies, which have not been defined in the case of the nitrogen nutrition that is critical to sustaining plant growth and photosynthesis. We used isotope natural abundances to show that a group of tropical plant species with diverse growth strategies (trees and ferns, canopy, and subcanopy) relied on a common pool of inorganic nitrogen, rather than specializing on different nitrogen pools… CONTINUE READING
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