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Experimental and observational studies find contrasting responses of soil nutrients to climate change
ZY Yuan
F Jiao
XR Shi
Sardans i Galobart, Jordi (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals)
Peñuelas, Josep, dir. (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Biologia Animal, de Biologia Vegetal i d'Ecologia)

Date: 2017
Abstract: Manipulative experiments and observations along environmental gradients, the two most common approaches to evaluate the impacts of climate change on nutrient cycling, are generally assumed to produce similar results, but this assumption has rarely been tested. We did so by conducting a meta-analysis and found that soil nutrients responded differentially to drivers of climate change depending on the approach considered. Soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus concentrations generally decreased with water addition in manipulative experiments but increased with annual precipitation along environmental gradients. Different patterns were also observed between warming experiments and temperature gradients. Our findings provide evidence of inconsistent results and suggest that manipulative experiments may be better predictors of the causal impacts of short-term (months to years) climate change on soil nutrients but environmental gradients may provide better information for long-term correlations (centuries to millennia) between these nutrients and climatic features. Ecosystem models should consequently incorporate both experimental and observational data to properly assess the impacts of climate change on nutrient cycling.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/610028
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MICINN/CGL2016-79835-P
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/SGR-274
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/242658
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/647038
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/702057
Note: Agraïments: This work was financially supported by The National Key Research and Development Program of China (2016YFA0600801), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31370455 and 31570438), and One Hundred Person Project of The Chinese Academy of Sciences (K318021405) and of Shaanxi Province.
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Language: Anglès
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Published in: eLIFE, Vol 6, art e23255 (June 2017) , ISSN 2050-084X

DOI: 10.7554/eLife.23255
PMID: 28570219


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