Neglecting plant–microbe symbioses leads to underestimation of modeled climate impacts

  title={Neglecting plant–microbe symbioses leads to underestimation of modeled climate impacts},
  author={Mingjie Shi and Joshua B. Fisher and Richard P Phillips and Edward R. Brzostek},
Abstract. The extent to which terrestrial ecosystems slow climate change by sequestering carbon hinges in part on nutrient limitation. We used a coupled carbon–climate model that accounts for the carbon cost to plants of supporting nitrogen-acquiring microbial symbionts to explore how nitrogen limitation affects global climate. To do this, we first calculated the reduction in net primary production due to the carbon cost of nitrogen acquisition. We then used a climate model to estimate the… 

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