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Resource Limitation

W. stanley Harpole, Leah Goldstein and Rebecca J. Aicher

in California Grasslands

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520252202
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933972 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0010
Resource Limitation

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The productivity of California grasslands is limited by nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, or water at various sites, and studies finding limitation by multiple resources are common. This chapter reviews this evidence, and explores resource limitation patterns and how they affect plant community productivity, functional group composition, and trophic interactions.

Keywords: California; nitrogen; phosphorus; potassium; sulfur; water; resource limitation; productivity; group composition; trophic interactions

Chapter.  6634 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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