Future productivity and carbon storage limited by terrestrial nutrient availability

  title={Future productivity and carbon storage limited by terrestrial nutrient availability},
  author={William R Wieder and Cory C Cleveland and W. Kolby Smith and Katherine Todd-Brown},
The size of the terrestrial sink remains uncertain. This uncertainty presents a challenge for projecting future climate– carbon cycle feedbacks1–4. Terrestrial carbon storage is dependent on the availability of nitrogen for plant growth5–8, and nitrogen limitation is increasingly included in global models9–11. Widespread phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems12 may also strongly regulate the global carbon cycle13–15, but explicit considerations of phosphorus limitation in global models… CONTINUE READING
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