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Long-term nutrient enrichment differentially affects investment in sexual reproduction in four boreal forest understory species

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2013

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Grainger, Tess Nahanni, and Turkington, Roy, 2013, Long-term nutrient enrichment differentially affects investment in sexual reproduction in four boreal forest understory species: Plant Ecology, v. 214, no. 8, p. 1017-1026.

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The combustion of fossil fuels and associated warmer temperatures are causing a global increase in the availability of soil nutrients such as nitrogen. This will have pronounced effects on plants at northern latitudes that are adapted to low nutrient conditions. An experiment in northern Canada set up in 1990 has investigated the effects of long-term nutrient enrichment (fertilizer addition) and mammalian herbivore exclusion (fencing) on an understory plant community. We used this experiment to assess how 22 years of fertilization has affected investment in sexual reproduction in four herbaceous understory species. We measured reproductive output at the plot level (proportion of plants flowering) for four species (Mertensia paniculata, [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s11258-013-0227-5
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1385-0237

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