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DOI 10.1111/nph.18870
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Titel (primär) Variations and patterns of C and N stoichiometry in the first five root branch orders across 218 woody plant species
Autor You, C.; Li, J.; Yang, K.; Tan, B.; Yin, R.; Li, H.; Zhang, L.; Cui, X.; Liu, S.; Wang, L.; Liu, Y.; Chen, L.; Yuan, Y.; Li, J.; Sardans, J.; Zhang, J.; Xu, Z.; Peñuelas, J.
Quelle New Phytologist
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Department BZF
Band/Volume 238
Heft 5
Seite von 1838
Seite bis 1848
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords woody plants; fine roots, carbon and nitrogen stoichiometry; root branch order, biogeography; plant functional groups
  • Despite the vital role in carbon (C) sequestration and nutrient retention, variations and patterns in root C and nitrogen (N) stoichiometry of the first five root orders across woody plant species remains unclear.
  • We compiled a dataset to explore variations and patterns of root C and N stoichiometry in the first five orders of 218 woody plant species.
  • Across the five orders, root N concentrations were greater in deciduous, broadleaf, and arbuscular mycorrhizal species than in evergreen, coniferous species, and ectomycorrhizal associations species, respectively. Contrasting trends were found for root C:N ratios. Most root branch orders showed clear latitudinal and altitudinal trends in root C and N stoichiometry. There were opposite patterns in N concentrations between latitude and altitude. Such variations were mainly driven by plant species, and climatic factors together.
  • Our results indicate divergent C and N use strategies among plant types and convergence and divergence in the patterns of C and N stoichiometry between latitude and altitude across the first five root orders. These findings provide important data on the root economics spectrum and biogeochemical models to improve understanding and prediction of climate change effects on C and nutrient dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems.
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You, C., Li, J., Yang, K., Tan, B., Yin, R., Li, H., Zhang, L., Cui, X., Liu, S., Wang, L., Liu, Y., Chen, L., Yuan, Y., Li, J., Sardans, J., Zhang, J., Xu, Z., Peñuelas, J. (2023):
Variations and patterns of C and N stoichiometry in the first five root branch orders across 218 woody plant species
New Phytol. 238 (5), 1838 - 1848 10.1111/nph.18870