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Using research networks to create the comprehensive datasets needed to assess nutrient availability as a key determinant of terrestrial carbon cycling

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dc.contributor Landbúnaðarháskóli Íslands
dc.contributor Agricultural University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Vicca, Sara
dc.contributor.author Stocker, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Reed, Sasha
dc.contributor.author WIEDER, WILLIAM
dc.contributor.author Bahn, Michael
dc.contributor.author Fay, Philip
dc.contributor.author Janssens, Ivan
dc.contributor.author Lambers, Hans
dc.contributor.author Penuelas, Josep
dc.contributor.author Piao, Shilong
dc.contributor.author Rebel, Karin
dc.contributor.author Sardans, Jordi
dc.contributor.author Sigurdsson, Bjarni D.
dc.contributor.author Van Sundert, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Wang, Ying-Ping
dc.contributor.author Zaehle, Sönke
dc.contributor.author Ciais, Philippe
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-24T11:56:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-24T11:56:04Z
dc.date.issued 2018-12-07
dc.identifier.citation Vicca, S., Stocker, B. D., Reed, S., Wieder, W. R., Bahn, M., Fay, P. A., ... & Rebel, K. T. (2018). Using research networks to create the comprehensive datasets needed to assess nutrient availability as a key determinant of terrestrial carbon cycling. Environmental Research Letters, 13(12), 125006.
dc.identifier.issn 1748-9326
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1261
dc.description.abstract A wide range of research shows that nutrient availability strongly influences terrestrial carbon (C) cycling and shapes ecosystem responses to environmental changes and hence terrestrial feedbacks to climate. Nonetheless, our understanding of nutrient controls remains far from complete and poorly quantified, at least partly due to a lack of informative, comparable, and accessible datasets at regional-to-global scales. A growing research infrastructure of multi-site networks are providing valuable data on C fluxes and stocks and are monitoring their responses to global environmental change and measuring responses to experimental treatments. These networks thus provide an opportunity for improving our understanding of C-nutrient cycle interactions and our ability to model them. However, coherent information on how nutrient cycling interacts with observed C cycle patterns is still generally lacking. Here, we argue that complementing available C-cycle measurements from monitoring and experimental sites with data characterizing nutrient availability will greatly enhance their power and will improve our capacity to forecast future trajectories of terrestrial C cycling and climate. Therefore, we propose a set of complementary measurements that are relatively easy to conduct routinely at any site or experiment and that, in combination with C cycle observations, can provide a robust characterization of the effects of nutrient availability across sites. In addition, we discuss the power of different observable variables for informing the formulation of models and constraining their predictions. Most widely available measurements of nutrient availability often do not align well with current modelling needs. This highlights the importance to foster the interaction between the empirical and modelling communities for setting future research priorities.
dc.description.sponsorship We acknowledge support of the European Research Council grant ERC-SyG-610028 IMBALANCE-P and the ClimMani COST Action (ES1308). SV is a postdoctoral fellow and KVS a PhD fellow of the Fund for Scientific Research—Flanders (FWO). BDS was funded by ERC H2020-MSCA-IF-2015, FIBER, grant number 701329. SCR was supported by the US Geological Survey and the US Department of Energy (DE-SC-0011806). WRW was supported by the US Department of Agriculture NIFA Award number 2015-67003-23485, NASA Interdisciplinary Science Program award number NNX17AK19G, and US National Science Foundation grant DEB 1637686 to the Niwot Ridge LTER. Any use of firm, product, or trade names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US Government. MB was supported by Austrian Science Fund (FWF) project no. P28572 and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (project ClimLUC). SZ was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (QUINCY; grant no. 647204).
dc.format.extent 125006
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IOP Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environmental Research Letters;13(12)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Carbon cycle
dc.subject Nutrient availability
dc.subject Kolefni
dc.subject Jarðvegur
dc.title Using research networks to create the comprehensive datasets needed to assess nutrient availability as a key determinant of terrestrial carbon cycling
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
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dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Environmental Research Letters
dc.identifier.doi 10.1088/1748-9326/aaeae7
dc.relation.url https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaeae7
dc.contributor.department Auðlinda- og umhverfisdeild (LBHÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (AUI)

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