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Forest ecology

Nutrients trigger carbon storage


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Analysis of data from 92 forested sites across the globe indicates that nutrient availability is the dominant driver of carbon retention in forests.

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Figure 1: Schematic illustration of the link between nutrient availability and carbon-use efficiency (CUE).

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  • 29 May 2014

    In the News & Views 'Nutrients trigger carbon storage' (Nature Climate Change 4, 425-426; 2014), the name of the author of the associated Letter was incorrectly stated and it should have read Marcos Fernández-Martínez. This has now been corrected in the online versions after print 29 May 2014.


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de Vries, W. Nutrients trigger carbon storage. Nature Clim Change 4, 425–426 (2014).

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