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dc.contributor.authorHou, Enqing
dc.contributor.authorWen, Dazhi
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Lifen
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Xianzhen
dc.contributor.authorKuang, Yuanwen
dc.contributor.authorLu, Xiankai
dc.contributor.authorChen, Chengrong
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Keanan T
dc.contributor.authorHe, Xianjin
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Xingzhao
dc.contributor.authorLuo, Yiqi
dc.description.abstractPhosphorus limitation on terrestrial plant growth is being incorporated into Earth system models. The global pattern of terrestrial phosphorus limitation, however, remains unstudied. Here, we examined the global-scale latitudinal pattern of terrestrial phosphorus limitation by analysing a total of 1068 observations of aboveground plant production response to phosphorus additions at 351 forest, grassland or tundra sites that are distributed globally. The observed phosphorus-addition effect varied greatly (either positive or negative), depending significantly upon fertilisation regime and production measure, but did not change significantly with latitude. In contrast, phosphorus-addition effect standardised by fertilisation regime and production measure was consistently positive and decreased significantly with latitude. Latitudinal gradient in the standardised phosphorus-addition effect was explained by several mechanisms involving substrate age, climate, vegetation type, edaphic properties and biochemical machinery. This study suggests that latitudinal pattern of terrestrial phosphorus limitation is jointly shaped by macro-scale driving forces and the fundamental structure of life.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEcology Letters
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEcological Applications
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEvolutionary Biology
dc.subject.keywordsAboveground production
dc.subject.keywordsfertilization regime
dc.subject.keywordslatitudinal gradient
dc.subject.keywordsphosphorus limitation
dc.titleLatitudinal patterns of terrestrial phosphorus limitation over the globe (Letter)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationHou, E; Wen, D; Jiang, L; Luo, X; Kuang, Y; Lu, X; Chen, C; Allen, KT; He, X; Huang, X; Luo, Y, Latitudinal patterns of terrestrial phosphorus limitation over the globe (Letter), Ecology Letters, 2021
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
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gro.griffith.authorChen, Chengrong

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