Allocation strategies for nitrogen and phosphorus in forest plants
Zhang, Jiahui1; He, Nianpeng1,2,3,4; Liu, Congcong1,2; Xu, Li1; Yu, Qiang5,6; Yu, Guirui1,2
Source PublicationOIKOS
Corresponding AuthorHe, Nianpeng(henp@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe allocation of limiting elements, such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), in plants is an important basis for structural stability and functional optimization in natural plant communities. However, because of the lack of systematic investigation data, the mechanisms of optimal nutrient allocation in plants in natural forests are still unclear. Using consistent measurements of N and P contents in 930 plant species, we explored the allocation strategies for N and P in different plant organs and plant functional groups (PFGs) in natural communities. The N and P contents and N:P ratio were the highest in the leaf (the most active organ) at the organ level. At the PFG level, the N and P contents were higher in herbs than in woody plants, but the trend was opposite for the N:P ratio. The elemental plasticity of root was higher than that of leaf. Furthermore, at the large scale, the allometric exponents of N and P were less than 1 and showed no difference, indicating strong conservatism of the scaling relationship in plants. In summary, higher element content in more active organs, higher element plasticity in underground organs, and conservative allometric allocation among different organs and among different PFGs jointly constitute the optimal strategies for the allocation of limiting elements.
Keywordallocation limiting element nitrogen phosphorus plasticity plant functional group ecological stoichiometry
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Funding ProjectNational Natural Science Foundation of China[31770655] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41571130043] ; National Key R&D Program of China[2016YFC0500202] ; Youth Innovation Research Team Project[LENOM2016Q0005]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Youth Innovation Research Team Project
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectEcology
WOS IDWOS:000446267600010
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Document Type期刊论文
Corresponding AuthorHe, Nianpeng
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Key Lab Ecosyst Network Observat & Modeling, CN-100101 Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Resources & Environm, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Northeast Normal Univ, Inst Grassland Sci, Changchun, Jilin, Peoples R China
4.Minist Educ, Key Lab Vegetat Ecol, Changchun, Jilin, Peoples R China
5.Chinese Acad Agr Sci, Natl Hulunber Grassland Ecosyst Observ, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Agr Sci, Res Stn, Inst Agr Resources & Reg Planning, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Zhang, Jiahui,He, Nianpeng,Liu, Congcong,et al. Allocation strategies for nitrogen and phosphorus in forest plants[J]. OIKOS,2018,127(10):1506-1514.
APA Zhang, Jiahui,He, Nianpeng,Liu, Congcong,Xu, Li,Yu, Qiang,&Yu, Guirui.(2018).Allocation strategies for nitrogen and phosphorus in forest plants.OIKOS,127(10),1506-1514.
MLA Zhang, Jiahui,et al."Allocation strategies for nitrogen and phosphorus in forest plants".OIKOS 127.10(2018):1506-1514.
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