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NCEAS 8581: Templer: The fate of nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Templer P.
Fate of nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems: a meta-analysis of ecosystem scale 15N Tracer Studies
nceas.11.1 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.11.1/nceas)
General Information:
Title:Fate of nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems: a meta-analysis of ecosystem scale 15N Tracer Studies
Identifier:nceas.11
Abstract:
Nitrogen (N) is an essential nutrient for all living organisms and often limits net primary productivity in terrestrial ecosystems. However, human activity has led to the doubling of global N inputs to terrestrial ecosystems. This has prompted considerable interest among ecologists to understand controls over the fate of N inputs to ecosystems, and the relationship between N inputs and cycling of other elements, particularly carbon. Recent improvements in stable isotope methodology and automation of mass spectroscopy have enabled ecologists to apply stable isotopic tracers at large spatial scales. Using enriched 15N isotopes, we can now track a specific cohort of N inputs throughout an ecosystem and determine its fate. To date, there have been over 20 studies carried out in a diverse array of ecosystem types. We have compiled a meta-dataset of terrestrial ecosystem 15N tracer studies for comparison of the fate and redistribution of N across sites and ecosystem types.
Keywords:None:
  • atmospheric deposition (theme)
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  • biogeochemistry (theme)
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  • nutrient cycling (theme)
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  • nitrogen oxides (theme)
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  • greenhouse gases (theme)
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  • vegetation (theme)
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  • soil (theme)
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  • forests (place)
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  • grasslands (place)
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  • wetlands (place)
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  • tundra (place)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 8581: Templer: The fate of nitrogen inputs to terrestrial ecosystems
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Pamela Templer
Organization:Boston University
Address:
Department of Biology 5 Cummington Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
Phone:
617-353-6978 (voice)
Phone:
617-353-6340 (Fax)
Email Address:
ptempler@bu.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Pamela Templer
Organization:Boston University
Address:
Department of Biology 5 Cummington Street,
Boston, Massachusetts 02215 USA
Phone:
617-353-6978 (voice)
Phone:
617-353-6340 (Fax)
Email Address:
ptempler@bu.edu
Associated Parties:
Individual: Michelle Mack
Individual: Knute Nadelhoffer
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Pamela Templer

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Temperate Zone
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -149.7200   degrees
East:  8.7200   degrees
North:  68.6300   degrees
South:  47.0500   degrees
Time Period:
Date:
1991-04-01

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

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Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File