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Hydration multiplier

A field experiment in Uganda shows how potassium and phosphorus keep leaves functioning during times of water scarcity, highlighting the need to consider ecosystem-scale processes in studying the response of forests to nutrient limitation.

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Fig. 1: Leaves change in response to multiple added nutrients and drought in an Afromontane forest.

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Andersen, K.M. Hydration multiplier. Nat. Geosci. 17, 489–490 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-024-01463-9

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