Université de Neuchâtel

Factors modulating cottongrass seedling growth stimulation to enhanced nitrogen and carbon dioxide : compensatory tradeoffs in leaf dynamics and allocation to meet potassium-limited growth

Siegenthaler, Andy ; Buttler, Alexandre ; Grosvernier, Philippe ; Gobat, Jean-Michel ; Nilsson, Mats B. ; Mitchell Edward A. D.

In: Oecologia, 2013, vol. 171, no. 2, p. 557-570

Eriophorum vaginatum is a characteristic species of northern peatlands and a keystone plant for cutover bog restoration. Understanding the factors affecting E. vaginatum seedling establishment (i.e. growth dynamics and allocation) under global change has practical implications for the management of abandoned mined bogs and restoration of their C-sequestration function. We studied...