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

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