Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation

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Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. / Du, Enzai; Terrer, César; Pellegrini, Adam F.A.; Ahlström, Anders; van Lissa, Caspar J.; Zhao, Xia; Xia, Nan; Wu, Xinhui; Jackson, Robert B.

In: Nature Geoscience, Vol. 13, No. 3, 03.2020, p. 221-226.

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Du, E, Terrer, C, Pellegrini, AFA, Ahlström, A, van Lissa, CJ, Zhao, X, Xia, N, Wu, X & Jackson, RB 2020, 'Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation', Nature Geoscience, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 221-226. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4

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Du, E., Terrer, C., Pellegrini, A. F. A., Ahlström, A., van Lissa, C. J., Zhao, X., Xia, N., Wu, X., & Jackson, R. B. (2020). Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. Nature Geoscience, 13(3), 221-226. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4

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Du E, Terrer C, Pellegrini AFA, Ahlström A, van Lissa CJ, Zhao X, Xia N, Wu X, Jackson RB. 2020. Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. Nature Geoscience. 13(3):221-226. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4

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Du, Enzai ; Terrer, César ; Pellegrini, Adam F.A. ; Ahlström, Anders ; van Lissa, Caspar J. ; Zhao, Xia ; Xia, Nan ; Wu, Xinhui ; Jackson, Robert B. / Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. In: Nature Geoscience. 2020 ; Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 221-226.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation

AU - Du, Enzai

AU - Terrer, César

AU - Pellegrini, Adam F.A.

AU - Ahlström, Anders

AU - van Lissa, Caspar J.

AU - Zhao, Xia

AU - Xia, Nan

AU - Wu, Xinhui

AU - Jackson, Robert B.

PY - 2020/3

Y1 - 2020/3

N2 - Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) limitation constrains the magnitude of terrestrial carbon uptake in response to elevated carbon dioxide and climate change. However, global maps of nutrient limitation are still lacking. Here we examined global N and P limitation using the ratio of site-averaged leaf N and P resorption efficiencies of the dominant species across 171 sites. We evaluated our predictions using a global database of N- and P-limitation experiments based on nutrient additions at 106 and 53 sites, respectively. Globally, we found a shift from relative P to N limitation for both higher latitudes and precipitation seasonality and lower mean annual temperature, temperature seasonality, mean annual precipitation and soil clay fraction. Excluding cropland, urban and glacial areas, we estimate that 18% of the natural terrestrial land area is significantly limited by N, whereas 43% is relatively P limited. The remaining 39% of the natural terrestrial land area could be co-limited by N and P or weakly limited by either nutrient alone. This work provides both a new framework for testing nutrient limitation and a benchmark of N and P limitation for models to constrain predictions of the terrestrial carbon sink.

AB - Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) limitation constrains the magnitude of terrestrial carbon uptake in response to elevated carbon dioxide and climate change. However, global maps of nutrient limitation are still lacking. Here we examined global N and P limitation using the ratio of site-averaged leaf N and P resorption efficiencies of the dominant species across 171 sites. We evaluated our predictions using a global database of N- and P-limitation experiments based on nutrient additions at 106 and 53 sites, respectively. Globally, we found a shift from relative P to N limitation for both higher latitudes and precipitation seasonality and lower mean annual temperature, temperature seasonality, mean annual precipitation and soil clay fraction. Excluding cropland, urban and glacial areas, we estimate that 18% of the natural terrestrial land area is significantly limited by N, whereas 43% is relatively P limited. The remaining 39% of the natural terrestrial land area could be co-limited by N and P or weakly limited by either nutrient alone. This work provides both a new framework for testing nutrient limitation and a benchmark of N and P limitation for models to constrain predictions of the terrestrial carbon sink.

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U2 - 10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4

DO - 10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85079457261

VL - 13

SP - 221

EP - 226

JO - Nature Geoscience

JF - Nature Geoscience

SN - 1752-0908

IS - 3

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