Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
12 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 12 Jan 2023

Contrasting activation energies of litter-associated respiration and P uptake drive lower cumulative P uptake at higher temperatures

Nathan J. Tomczyk, Amy D. Rosemond, Anna Kaz, and Jonathan P. Benstead


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-146', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Aug 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Nathan Tomczyk, 05 Oct 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-146', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Nathan Tomczyk, 05 Oct 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Oct 2022) by Perran Cook
AR by Nathan Tomczyk on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (09 Nov 2022) by Perran Cook
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Dec 2022) by Perran Cook
Short summary
Warming is expected to increase rates of microbial metabolism, but the effect of warming on nutrient demand is unclear. Our experiments demonstrate that microbial nutrient uptake increases less with temperature than metabolism, particularly when environmental nutrient concentrations are low. However, our simulation models suggest that warming may actually lead to declines in ecosystem-scale nutrient uptake as warming accelerates the depletion of carbon substrates required for microbial growth.
Final-revised paper