Articles | Volume 13, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 13, 4429–4438, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4429-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 4429–4438, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-4429-2016

Research article 09 Aug 2016

Research article | 09 Aug 2016

Variations of leaf N and P concentrations in shrubland biomes across northern China: phylogeny, climate, and soil

Xian Yang et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Mar 2016) by Anja Rammig
AR by Zhiyao Tang on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 May 2016) by Anja Rammig
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 May 2016)
RR by V.M. Maire (27 May 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Jun 2016) by Anja Rammig
AR by Zhiyao Tang on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Jul 2016) by Anja Rammig
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Leaf chemical concentrations are key traits in ecosystem functioning. Previous studies were biased for trees and grasses. Here, we explored the patterns of leaf N and P concentrations in relation to climate, soil, and evolutionary history in northern China. We found that climate influenced the community chemical traits through the shift in species composition, whereas soil directly influenced the community chemical traits.
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