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- Ruiter, Peter C. De, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Ecology 2010 v.91 no.8 pp. 2344-2355
- climate; climate change; ecosystems; environmental factors; evapotranspiration; models; nutrient availability; nutrient uptake; nutrients; peatlands; prediction; vegetation; Scotland; Siberia; Sweden
- ... Spatial patterning of ecosystems can be explained by several mechanisms. One approach to disentangling the influence of these mechanisms is to study a patterned ecosystem along a gradient of environmental conditions. This study focused on hummock–hollow patterning of peatlands. Previous models predicted that patterning in drainage‐dominated peatlands is driven by a peat‐accumulation mechanism, ref ...
- Ruiter, Peter C. de, et al. Show all 16 Authors
- BioScience 2013 v.63 no.1 pp. 35-42
- biogeochemical cycles; carbon; ecosystems; energy; freshwater; marine sediments; mineralization; nutrients; organic matter; photosynthesis; phytoplankton; primary productivity; roots; soil; soil food webs
- ... The food webs of terrestrial soils and of freshwater and marine sediments depend on adjacent aboveground or pelagic ecosystems for organic matter input that provides nutrients and energy. There are important similarities in the flow of organic matter through these food webs and how this flow feeds back to primary production. In both soils and sediments, trophic interactions occur in a cycle in whi ...