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      Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems

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          The cycles of the key nutrient elements nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) have been massively altered by anthropogenic activities. Thus, it is essential to understand how photosynthetic production across diverse ecosystems is, or is not, limited by N and P. Via a large-scale meta-analysis of experimental enrichments, we show that P limitation is equally strong across these major habitats and that N and P limitation are equivalent within both terrestrial and freshwater systems. Furthermore, simultaneous N and P enrichment produces strongly positive synergistic responses in all three environments. Thus, contrary to some prevailing paradigms, freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems are surprisingly similar in terms of N and P limitation.

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                Journal
                Ecology Letters
                Ecol Letters
                Wiley
                1461-023X
                1461-0248
                December 2007
                December 2007
                : 10
                : 12
                : 1135-1142
                Article
                10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01113.x
                17922835
                © 2007

                http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/tdm_license_1.1

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