The Nature of Nutrient Limitation in Plant Communities

@inproceedings{Chapin1986TheNO,
  title={The Nature of Nutrient Limitation in Plant Communities},
  author={F. Stuart Iii Chapin and Peter M Vitousek and Keith Van Cleve},
  year={1986}
}
The concept of nutrient limitation, as developed in agriculture, applies well to wild plants grown under controlled conditions, although plants adapted to infertile soils are less responsive to nutrient addition than are most crop species. There are serious difficulties in transferring the concept of nutrient limitation directly to plant communities, however, because (1) in comparing communities with different dominant species, the species characteristic of nutrient-rich sites are inherently… CONTINUE READING

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