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    Rights statement: Copyright by the Ecological Society of America. Anderson, T.M., Griffith, D.M., Grace, J.B., Lind, E.M., Adler, P.B., Biederman, L.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W.S., MacDougall, A.S., McCulley, R.L., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Sankaran, M., Schütz, M., Seabloom, E.W., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Wragg, P.D. and Borer, E.T. (2018), Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology, 99: 822-831. doi:10.1002/ecy.2175

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Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. / Anderson, T. Michael; Griffith, Daniel M.; Grace, James B.; Lind, Eric M.; Adler, Peter B.; Biederman, Lori A.; Blumenthal, Dana M.; Daleo, Pedro; Firn, Jennifer; Hagenah, Nicole; Harpole, W. Stanley; MacDougall, Andrew S.; McCulley, Rebecca L.; Prober, Suzanne M.; Risch, Anita C.; Sankaran, Mahesh; Schütz, Martin; Seabloom, Eric W.; Stevens, Carly J.; Sullivan, Lauren L.; Wragg, Peter D.; Borer, Elizabeth T.

In: Ecology, Vol. 99, No. 4, 02.04.2018, p. 822-831.

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Anderson, TM, Griffith, DM, Grace, JB, Lind, EM, Adler, PB, Biederman, LA, Blumenthal, DM, Daleo, P, Firn, J, Hagenah, N, Harpole, WS, MacDougall, AS, McCulley, RL, Prober, SM, Risch, AC, Sankaran, M, Schütz, M, Seabloom, EW, Stevens, CJ, Sullivan, LL, Wragg, PD & Borer, ET 2018, 'Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient', Ecology, vol. 99, no. 4, pp. 822-831. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2175

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Anderson, T. M., Griffith, D. M., Grace, J. B., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D. M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., MacDougall, A. S., McCulley, R. L., Prober, S. M., Risch, A. C., Sankaran, M., Schütz, M., Seabloom, E. W., Stevens, C. J., ... Borer, E. T. (2018). Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology, 99(4), 822-831. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2175

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Anderson TM, Griffith DM, Grace JB, Lind EM, Adler PB, Biederman LA et al. Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology. 2018 Apr 2;99(4):822-831. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2175

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Anderson, T. Michael ; Griffith, Daniel M. ; Grace, James B. ; Lind, Eric M. ; Adler, Peter B. ; Biederman, Lori A. ; Blumenthal, Dana M. ; Daleo, Pedro ; Firn, Jennifer ; Hagenah, Nicole ; Harpole, W. Stanley ; MacDougall, Andrew S. ; McCulley, Rebecca L. ; Prober, Suzanne M. ; Risch, Anita C. ; Sankaran, Mahesh ; Schütz, Martin ; Seabloom, Eric W. ; Stevens, Carly J. ; Sullivan, Lauren L. ; Wragg, Peter D. ; Borer, Elizabeth T. / Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. In: Ecology. 2018 ; Vol. 99, No. 4. pp. 822-831.

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title = "Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient",
abstract = "Plant stoichiometry, the relative concentration of elements, is a key regulator of ecosystem functioning and is also being altered by human activities. In this paper we sought to understand the global drivers of plant stoichiometry and compare the relative contribution of climatic vs. anthropogenic effects. We addressed this goal by measuring plant elemental (C, N, P and K) responses to eutrophication and vertebrate herbivore exclusion at eighteen sites on six continents. Across sites, climate and atmospheric N deposition emerged as strong predictors of plot-level tissue nutrients, mediated by biomass and plant chemistry. Within sites, fertilization increased total plant nutrient pools, but results were contingent on soil fertility and the proportion of grass biomass relative to other functional types. Total plant nutrient pools diverged strongly in response to herbivore exclusion when fertilized; responses were largest in ungrazed plots at low rainfall, whereas herbivore grazing dampened the plant community nutrient responses to fertilization. Our study highlights (1) the importance of climate in determining plant nutrient concentrations mediated through effects on plant biomass, (2) that eutrophication affects grassland nutrient pools via both soil and atmospheric pathways and (3) that interactions among soils, herbivores and eutrophication drive plant nutrient responses at small scales, especially at water-limited sites.",
keywords = "climate, eutrophication, fencing, fertilizer, grasses, herbivores, N deposition, Nutrient Network (NutNet), nutrients, solar insolation, stoichiometry",
author = "Anderson, {T. Michael} and Griffith, {Daniel M.} and Grace, {James B.} and Lind, {Eric M.} and Adler, {Peter B.} and Biederman, {Lori A.} and Blumenthal, {Dana M.} and Pedro Daleo and Jennifer Firn and Nicole Hagenah and Harpole, {W. Stanley} and MacDougall, {Andrew S.} and McCulley, {Rebecca L.} and Prober, {Suzanne M.} and Risch, {Anita C.} and Mahesh Sankaran and Martin Sch{\"u}tz and Seabloom, {Eric W.} and Stevens, {Carly J.} and Sullivan, {Lauren L.} and Wragg, {Peter D.} and Borer, {Elizabeth T.}",
note = "Copyright by the Ecological Society of America. Anderson, T.M., Griffith, D.M., Grace, J.B., Lind, E.M., Adler, P.B., Biederman, L.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W.S., MacDougall, A.S., McCulley, R.L., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Sankaran, M., Sch{\"u}tz, M., Seabloom, E.W., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Wragg, P.D. and Borer, E.T. (2018), Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology, 99: 822-831. doi:10.1002/ecy.2175",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient

AU - Anderson, T. Michael

AU - Griffith, Daniel M.

AU - Grace, James B.

AU - Lind, Eric M.

AU - Adler, Peter B.

AU - Biederman, Lori A.

AU - Blumenthal, Dana M.

AU - Daleo, Pedro

AU - Firn, Jennifer

AU - Hagenah, Nicole

AU - Harpole, W. Stanley

AU - MacDougall, Andrew S.

AU - McCulley, Rebecca L.

AU - Prober, Suzanne M.

AU - Risch, Anita C.

AU - Sankaran, Mahesh

AU - Schütz, Martin

AU - Seabloom, Eric W.

AU - Stevens, Carly J.

AU - Sullivan, Lauren L.

AU - Wragg, Peter D.

AU - Borer, Elizabeth T.

N1 - Copyright by the Ecological Society of America. Anderson, T.M., Griffith, D.M., Grace, J.B., Lind, E.M., Adler, P.B., Biederman, L.A., Blumenthal, D.M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W.S., MacDougall, A.S., McCulley, R.L., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Sankaran, M., Schütz, M., Seabloom, E.W., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Wragg, P.D. and Borer, E.T. (2018), Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology, 99: 822-831. doi:10.1002/ecy.2175

PY - 2018/4/2

Y1 - 2018/4/2

N2 - Plant stoichiometry, the relative concentration of elements, is a key regulator of ecosystem functioning and is also being altered by human activities. In this paper we sought to understand the global drivers of plant stoichiometry and compare the relative contribution of climatic vs. anthropogenic effects. We addressed this goal by measuring plant elemental (C, N, P and K) responses to eutrophication and vertebrate herbivore exclusion at eighteen sites on six continents. Across sites, climate and atmospheric N deposition emerged as strong predictors of plot-level tissue nutrients, mediated by biomass and plant chemistry. Within sites, fertilization increased total plant nutrient pools, but results were contingent on soil fertility and the proportion of grass biomass relative to other functional types. Total plant nutrient pools diverged strongly in response to herbivore exclusion when fertilized; responses were largest in ungrazed plots at low rainfall, whereas herbivore grazing dampened the plant community nutrient responses to fertilization. Our study highlights (1) the importance of climate in determining plant nutrient concentrations mediated through effects on plant biomass, (2) that eutrophication affects grassland nutrient pools via both soil and atmospheric pathways and (3) that interactions among soils, herbivores and eutrophication drive plant nutrient responses at small scales, especially at water-limited sites.

AB - Plant stoichiometry, the relative concentration of elements, is a key regulator of ecosystem functioning and is also being altered by human activities. In this paper we sought to understand the global drivers of plant stoichiometry and compare the relative contribution of climatic vs. anthropogenic effects. We addressed this goal by measuring plant elemental (C, N, P and K) responses to eutrophication and vertebrate herbivore exclusion at eighteen sites on six continents. Across sites, climate and atmospheric N deposition emerged as strong predictors of plot-level tissue nutrients, mediated by biomass and plant chemistry. Within sites, fertilization increased total plant nutrient pools, but results were contingent on soil fertility and the proportion of grass biomass relative to other functional types. Total plant nutrient pools diverged strongly in response to herbivore exclusion when fertilized; responses were largest in ungrazed plots at low rainfall, whereas herbivore grazing dampened the plant community nutrient responses to fertilization. Our study highlights (1) the importance of climate in determining plant nutrient concentrations mediated through effects on plant biomass, (2) that eutrophication affects grassland nutrient pools via both soil and atmospheric pathways and (3) that interactions among soils, herbivores and eutrophication drive plant nutrient responses at small scales, especially at water-limited sites.

KW - climate

KW - eutrophication

KW - fencing

KW - fertilizer

KW - grasses

KW - herbivores

KW - N deposition

KW - Nutrient Network (NutNet)

KW - nutrients

KW - solar insolation

KW - stoichiometry

U2 - 10.1002/ecy.2175

DO - 10.1002/ecy.2175

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 29603733

AN - SCOPUS:85044662428

VL - 99

SP - 822

EP - 831

JO - Ecology

JF - Ecology

SN - 0012-9658

IS - 4

ER -