Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
Coordinated experiments and modelling studies for a better understanding of the nutrient limitation of the terrestrial biosphere
Arbeitsgruppe Terrestrische Biosphären Modellierung, Abteilung Biogeochemische Integration, Max Planck Institut für Biogeochemie
SummaryThe competition of plants and soil microorganisms for important nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus is a key determinant of the amount of carbon that can be stored in land ecosystems. Combining new laboratory experiments and improved numerical ecosystem models generates new insights into the intricate effects of this nutrient limitation for the future development of land carbon storage. This research contributes to a better understanding of the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emission of climate.