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Drivers of decoupling in drylands

A study reveals that increasing aridity alters the balance of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in dryland soils, providing insight into how global climate change will affect soil fertility and ecosystem services. See Letter p.672

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Figure 1: Aridity causes elemental cycles to decouple.


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