Photosynthesis-Nitrogen Relationships in Pioneer Plants of Disturbed Tropical Montane Forest Sites

Tropical forest disturbances lead to the establishment of secondary successional plant communities constituted by light demanding species with high relative growth rate that conduct to rapid canopy closure. Two main strategies for N nutrition are: (a) mineral N acquisition in the form of NH4 and NO3, and (b) symbiotic atmospheric N2 fixation. Given the high… CONTINUE READING