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Differential response to warming of the uptake of nitrogen by plant species in non-degraded and degraded alpine grasslands
Pang, Zhe1; Jiang, Lili2; Wang, Shiping2; Xu, Xingliang3; Rui, Yichao4; Zhang, Zhenhua5; Luo, Caiyun5; Wang, Yanfen1
2019-05-01
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS
ISSN1439-0108
Volume19Issue:5Pages:2212-2221
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Lili(lljiang@itpcas.ac.cn) ; Wang, Yanfen()
AbstractPurpose Chemical niche differentiation and changes in the dominance of plant species have been proposed as mechanisms for the coexistence of different types of plants. We explored how dominant plant species take up ammonium (NH4+), nitrate (NO3-), and glycine under conditions of warming and soil degradation in alpine grasslands. Materials and methods Open-top chambers were used to simulate warming in degraded and non-degraded plots in an alpine grassland ecosystem on the Tibetan Plateau. Plant species were selected in both non-degraded (Kobresia pygmaea and Aster tataricus) and degraded (Aster tataricus and Chenopodium glaucum) plots. Short-term N-15-labeling experiments with NH4+-N, NO3--N, and glycine ((CN)-C-13-N-15-glycine) were conducted in each of four subplots with water alone as the control. Results and discussion All of the selected plant species took up both organic and inorganic forms of N in the K. pygmaea grassland. Warming increased the uptake of glycine-N by the dominant species, whereas the uptake of NH4+-N by the non-dominant species increased in both non-degraded and degraded grasslands. Warming changed the N uptake preference of A. tataricus from NO3--N to NH4+-N in non-degraded grasslands, but did not change the preference of A. tataricus under degraded conditions. This suggests that degradation can affect the preference of different plant species for particular forms of N as a response to warming. Conclusions Plants in K. pygmaea grasslands take up organic N, although inorganic N is the dominant form of N used. The effects of warming on the uptake of N by plants varied with species, the form of N, and the degradation of the grassland. Degradation modified the effect of warming on the preference of plants for different forms of N. Different plant species developed different patterns for the uptake of N in both non-degraded and degraded plots, which may facilitate their coexistence in alpine grasslands.
KeywordAlpine grasslands Degradation Dominant species Intact amino acids Organic N Tibetan Plateau Warming
DOI10.1007/s11368-019-02255-0
WOS KeywordORGANIC NITROGEN ; N UPTAKE ; INORGANIC NITROGEN ; COMPETITION ; DEGRADATION ; ACQUISITION ; AMMONIUM ; GLYCINE ; CARBON ; MICROORGANISMS
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key Research and Development Program of China[2016YFC0501802] ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA2005010405] ; National Science Foundation of China[31672474] ; National Science Foundation of China[41731175] ; National Science Foundation of China[31872994] ; National Science Foundation of China[31770524]
Funding OrganizationNational Key Research and Development Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Science Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Agriculture
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Sciences ; Soil Science
WOS IDWOS:000464836300007
PublisherSPRINGER HEIDELBERG
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/48112
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Lili; Wang, Yanfen
Affiliation1.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Life Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Tibetan Plateau Res, Key Lab Alpine Ecol, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
4.Univ Wisconsin, Dept Soil Sci, Madison, WI 53706 USA
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Northwest Inst Plateau Biol, Key Lab Adaptat & Evolut Plateau Biota, Xining, Qinghai, Peoples R China
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Pang, Zhe,Jiang, Lili,Wang, Shiping,et al. Differential response to warming of the uptake of nitrogen by plant species in non-degraded and degraded alpine grasslands[J]. JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS,2019,19(5):2212-2221.
APA Pang, Zhe.,Jiang, Lili.,Wang, Shiping.,Xu, Xingliang.,Rui, Yichao.,...&Wang, Yanfen.(2019).Differential response to warming of the uptake of nitrogen by plant species in non-degraded and degraded alpine grasslands.JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS,19(5),2212-2221.
MLA Pang, Zhe,et al."Differential response to warming of the uptake of nitrogen by plant species in non-degraded and degraded alpine grasslands".JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS 19.5(2019):2212-2221.
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