Forest fine-root production and nitrogen use under elevated CO 2 : contrasting responses in evergreen and deciduous trees explained by a common principle

@inproceedings{2008ForestFP,
  title={Forest fine-root production and nitrogen use under elevated CO 2 : contrasting responses in evergreen and deciduous trees explained by a common principle},
  author={},
  year={2008}
}
  • Published 2008
Despite the importance of nitrogen (N) limitation of forest carbon (C) sequestration at rising atmospheric CO2 concentration, the mechanisms responsible are not well understood. To elucidate the interactive effects of elevated CO2 (eCO2) and soil N availability on forest productivity and C allocation, we hypothesized that (1) trees maximize fitness by allocating N and C to maximize their net growth and (2) that N uptake is controlled by soil N availability and root exploration for soil N. We… CONTINUE READING