Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 15, 2033–2053, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2033-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2033–2053, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-2033-2018

Research article 09 Apr 2018

Research article | 09 Apr 2018

Shrub type dominates the vertical distribution of leaf C : N : P stoichiometry across an extensive altitudinal gradient

Wenqiang Zhao et al.

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We found larger shrub leaf C, C : N and lower leaf N, N : P levels compared to other terrestrial ecosystems. Alpine shrubs exhibited the greatest leaf C at low temperatures, whereas the largest leaf N and P occurred in valley deciduous shrubs. The large heterogeneity in nutrient uptake and physiological adaptation of shrub types to environments explained the largest fraction of leaf C : N : P variations, while climate indirectly affected leaf C : N : P via its interactive effects on shrub type or soil.
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