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Limits on carbon uptake by plants

Increased concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere support greater plant biomass in grasslands, but this response is constrained in the long term by soil nitrogen availability.

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Figure 1: Schematic representation of some of the environmental controls on plant productivity.


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Templer, P. Limits on carbon uptake by plants. Nature Clim Change 3, 184–185 (2013).

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