Individualistic growth response of tundra plant species to environmental manipulations in the field

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TitleIndividualistic growth response of tundra plant species to environmental manipulations in the field
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1985
AuthorsChapin, III, FS, Shaver, GR
JournalEcology
Volume66
Issue2
Pagination564-576
Accession NumberARC314
Keywordscommunity structure D 04140 Taiga/tundra
Abstract

In undisturbed arctic tussock and wet meadow tundras the authors increased air temperature with a plastic greenhouse, increased nutrient availability by NPK fertilization, and decreased light intensity with shade cloth to determine the factors limiting growth of tundra plants. After 2 yr of these manipulations we measured growth of each major vascular species and one moss species. Each species showed a different pattern of growth response to alteration of light, air temperature, and nutrient regimens, indicating that no single factor limits growth of all species in these communities.

DOI10.2307/1940405
Short TitleIndividualistic growth response of tundra plant species to environmental manipulations in the field