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ERIC Number: EJ121607
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1975
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Ecosystem Succession and Nutrient Retention: A Hypothesis
Vitousek, Peter M.; Reiners, William A.
BioScience, 25, 6, 376-381, Jun 75
A hypothesis is presented for the regulation of elemental losses from terrestrial ecosystems. Losses of elements are controlled by the net increment of biomass growth and the elemental composition of this net increment. According to this hypothesis, loss rates are highest in early succession and in steady state ecosystems. (Author/EB)
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