Resource limitation in a competitive context determines complex plant responses to experimental resource additions.

@article{Farrior2013ResourceLI,
  title={Resource limitation in a competitive context determines complex plant responses to experimental resource additions.},
  author={Caroline E Farrior and David Tilman and Ray Dybzinski and Peter B. Reich and Simon A. Levin and Stephen W Pacala},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={2505-17}
}
Almost all models of plant resource limitation are grounded in either one or both of two simple conceptual models: Liebig's Minimum Hypothesis (LMH), the idea that plants are limited by the resource in shortest supply, and the Multiple Limitation Hypothesis (MLH), the idea that plants should adjust to their environment so that all essential resources are equally limiting. Despite the differences in their predictions, experiments have so far failed to discriminate between them. In a simple… CONTINUE READING
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