Complementarity in mineral nitrogen use among dominant plant species in a subalpine community.

@article{Pornon2007ComplementarityIM,
  title={Complementarity in mineral nitrogen use among dominant plant species in a subalpine community.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Pornon and Nathalie Escaravage and Thierry Lamaze},
  journal={American journal of botany},
  year={2007},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={
          1778-85
        }
}
The underlying mechanisms that enable plant species to coexist are poorly understood. Complementarity in resource use is among the major mechanisms proposed that could favor species coexistence but is insufficiently documented. In alpine soil, low temperatures are a major constraint for the supply of plant nitrogen. We carried out (15)N labeling of soil mineral N to determine to what extent four major species of a subalpine community compete for N, or develop ionic (NH(4)(+) vs. NO(3)(-)) or… CONTINUE READING
BETA

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Explore Further: Topics Discussed in This Paper

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 CITATIONS

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…