Title: Nitrogen saturation and net ecosystem production
Authors: De Schrijver, An ×
Verheyen, Kris
Mertens, Jan
Staelens, Jeroen
Wuyts, Karen
Muys, Bart #
Issue Date: Feb-2008
Publisher: Nature publishing group
Series Title: Nature vol:451 issue:7180 pages:E1-E1
Abstract: Magnani et al. 1 found that net carbon (C) sequestration of temperate and boreal forests is clearly driven by nitrogen (N) deposition. From the positive relationship between average net ecosystem production (NEP) and wet N deposition, the authors further conclude that "no signs of N saturation were apparent" in the studied forests and that this is "casting doubts on the risk of widespread ecosystem nitrogen saturation". Nitrogen additions can clearly alter net ecosystem production, but net ecosystem production cannot be used as an indicator of N saturation.
ISSN: 0028-0836
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Electrical Engineering - miscellaneous
Division Soil and Water Management
Division Forest, Nature and Landscape Research
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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