Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Research article
06 Jul 2021
Research article |  | 06 Jul 2021

Organic phosphorus cycling may control grassland responses to nitrogen deposition: a long-term field manipulation and modelling study

Christopher R. Taylor, Victoria Janes-Bassett, Gareth K. Phoenix, Ben Keane, Iain P. Hartley, and Jessica A. C. Davies
Note on correspondence author: the email address included in the article is outdated. Please use instead.


Total article views: 2,258 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total Supplement BibTeX EndNote
1,495 726 37 2,258 183 34 45
  • HTML: 1,495
  • PDF: 726
  • XML: 37
  • Total: 2,258
  • Supplement: 183
  • BibTeX: 34
  • EndNote: 45
Views and downloads (calculated since 09 Nov 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 09 Nov 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 2,258 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 2,032 with geography defined and 226 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1


Latest update: 03 Mar 2024

Please read the editorial note first before accessing the article.

Short summary
We used experimental data to model two phosphorus-limited grasslands and investigated their response to nitrogen (N) deposition. Greater uptake of organic P facilitated a positive response to N deposition, stimulating growth and soil carbon storage. Where organic P access was less, N deposition exacerbated P demand and reduced plant C input to the soil. This caused more C to be released into the atmosphere than is taken in, reducing the climate-mitigation capacity of the modelled grassland.
Final-revised paper