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Testing the Growth Rate vs. Geochemical Hypothesis for latitudinal variation in plant nutrients

Lovelock, Catherine; Feller, Ilka C; Ball, Marilyn; Ellis, J; Sorrell, B


Two hypotheses have been proposed to explain increases in plant nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) concentrations with latitude: (i) geochemical limitation to P availability in the tropics and (ii) temperature driven variation in growth rate, where greater growth rates (requiring greater nutrient levels) are needed to complete growth and reproduction within shorter growing seasons in temperate than tropical climates. These two hypotheses were assessed in one forest type, intertidal mangroves,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology Letters
DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01112.x


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