Grazers, producer stoichiometry, and the light : nutrient hypothesis revisited.

@article{Hall2007GrazersPS,
  title={Grazers, producer stoichiometry, and the light : nutrient hypothesis revisited.},
  author={Spencer Hall and Mathew A Leibold and David A. Lytle and Val. H. Smith},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={
          1142-52
        }
}
The stoichiometric light:nutrient hypothesis (LNH) links the relative supplies of key resources with the nutrient content of tissues of producers. This resource-driven variation in producer stoichiometry, in turn, can mediate the efficiency of grazing. Typically, discussions of the LNH attribute this resource-stoichiometry link to bottom-up effects of light and phosphorus, which are mediated through producer physiology. Emphasis on bottom-up effects implies that grazers must consume food of… CONTINUE READING

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