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    Author(s): Donald R. Zak; William E. Holmes; Adrien C. Finzi; Richard J. Norby; William H. Schlesinger
    Date: 2003
    Source: Ecological Applications. 13: 1508-1514.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The extent to which greater net primary productivity (NPP) will be sustained as the atmospheric CO2 concentration increases will depend, in part, on the long-term supply of N for plant growth. Over a two-year period, we used common field and laboratory methods to quantify microbial N, gross N mineralization, microbial N immobilization, and specific microbial N immobilization in three free-air CO2 enrichment experiments (Duke Forest, Oak Ridge, Rhinelander).

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    Zak, Donald R.; Holmes, William E.; Finzi, Adrien C.; Norby, Richard J.; Schlesinger, William H. 2003. Nitrogen cycling under elevated CO2: a synthesis of forest FACE experiments. Ecological Applications. 13: 1508-1514.


    climate change, elevated CO2, forest FACE experiments, gross N mineralization, microbial immobilization, soil microorganisms, soil N cycling

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