Tight coupling between leaf area index and foliage N content in arctic plant communities

@article{Wijk2004TightCB,
  title={Tight coupling between leaf area index and foliage N content in arctic plant communities},
  author={Mark T. van Wijk and Mathew Williams and Gaius R. Shaver},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={142},
  pages={421-427}
}
The large spatial heterogeneity of arctic landscapes complicates efforts to quantify key processes of these ecosystems, for example productivity, at the landscape level. Robust relationships that help to simplify and explain observed patterns, are thus powerful tools for understanding and predicting vegetation distribution and dynamics. Here we present the same linear relationship between Leaf area index (LAI) and Total foliar nitrogen (TFN), the two factors determining the photosynthetic… CONTINUE READING

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