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dc.contributor.authorElser, James
dc.contributor.authorBracken, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorCleland, Elsa
dc.contributor.authorGruner, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorHarpole, Stanley
dc.contributor.authorHillebrand, Helmut
dc.contributor.authorNgai, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.authorSeabloom, Eric
dc.contributor.authorShurin, Jonathan
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Jennifer
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-05T21:10:17Z
dc.date.available2007-11-05T21:10:17Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.citationElser, J. J., M. E. S. Bracken, E. E. Cleland, D. S. Gruner, W. S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, J. T. Ngai, E. W. Seabloom, J. B. Shurin, and J. E. Smith. 2007. Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology Letters 10:1135-1142en
dc.identifier.issn1461-0248
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/7447
dc.description.abstractThe cycles of the key nutrient elements nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) have been massively altered by anthropogenic activities. Thus, it is essential to understand how photosynthetic production across diverse ecosystems is, or is not, limited by N and P. Via a large-scale meta-analysis of experimental enrichments, we show that P limitation is equally strong across these major habitats and that N and P limitation are equivalent within both terrestrial and freshwater systems. Furthermore, simultaneous N and P enrichment produces strongly positive synergistic responses in all three environments. Thus, contrary to some prevailing paradigms, freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems are surprisingly similar in terms of N and P limitation.en
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dc.publisherEcology Lettersen
dc.subjectEcosystemen
dc.subjectmeta-analysisen
dc.subjectnitrogenen
dc.subjectphosphorusen
dc.subjectprimary productionen
dc.subjectnutrient limitationen
dc.titleGlobal analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystemsen
dc.typeArticleen
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dc.relation.isAvailableAtEntomologyen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtCollege of Chemical & Life Sciencesen_us
dc.relation.isAvailableAtUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)en_us


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