Glasshouse vs field experiments: do they yield ecologically similar results for assessing N impacts on peat mosses?
Peat bogs have accumulated more atmospheric carbon (C) than any other terrestrial ecosystem today. Most of this C is associated with peat moss (Sphagnum) litter. Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition can decrease Sphagnum production, compromising the C sequestration capacity of peat bogs. The mechanisms underlying the reduced production are uncertain, necessitating multifactorial experiments.
Keywords: carbon (C) ; climate ; experiments ; meta-analysis ; mires and peatlands ; nitrogen deposition ; productivity ; Sphagnum ; Nitrogen Deposition ; Sphagnum Mosses ; Metaanalysis ; Peatlands ; Carbon ; Scale ; Responses ; Ecology ; Cycle
Record created on 2012-07-13, modified on 2016-08-09