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Incorporating phosphorus cycling into global modeling efforts: a worthwhile, tractable endeavor

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2015

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Sasha C Reed, Xiaojuan Yang, and Peter E. Thornton, Incorporating phosphorus cycling into globalmodeling efforts: a worthwhile, tractableendeavor: New Phytologist.

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Myriad field, laboratory, and modeling studies show that nutrient availability plays a fundamental role in regulating CO 2 exchange between the Earth's biosphere and atmosphere, and in determining how carbon pools and fluxes respond to climatic change. Accordingly, global models that incorporate coupled climate-carbon cycle feedbacks made a significant advance with the introduction of a prognostic nitrogen cycle. Here we propose that incorporating phosphorus cycling represents an important next step in coupled climate-carbon cycling model development, particularly for lowland tropical forests where phosphorus availability is often presumed to limit primary production. We highlight challenges to including phosphorus in modeling efforts [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier 10.1111/nph.13521

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noteReed, S.C., Yang, X., and Thornton, P.E., (2015). Incorporating phosphorus cycling into global modeling efforts: a worthwhile, tractable endeavor. New Phytologist. 208:(2)324-329 doi: 10.1111/nph.13521.
journalNew Phytologist
languageEnglish

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