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California GrasslandsEcology and Management$
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Mark Stromberg

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252202

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252202.001.0001

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Resource Limitation

Resource Limitation

Chapter:
(p.119) Ten Resource Limitation
Source:
California Grasslands
Author(s):

W. stanley Harpole

Leah Goldstein

Rebecca J. Aicher

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520252202.003.0010

The productivity of California grasslands is limited by nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, or water at various sites, and studies finding limitation by multiple resources are common. This chapter reviews this evidence, and explores resource limitation patterns and how they affect plant community productivity, functional group composition, and trophic interactions.

Keywords:   California, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, water, resource limitation, productivity, group composition, trophic interactions

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