|Title||Individualistic growth response of tundra plant species to environmental manipulations in the field|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Authors||F Stuart Chapin III, Shaver, GR|
|Keywords||community structure D 04140 Taiga/tundra|
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.
|Short Title||Individualistic growth response of tundra plant species to environmental manipulations in the field|