Free Download Peter M. Vitousek, "Nutrient Cycling and Limitation: Hawai’i as a Model System "
English | ISBN: 069111580X | 2004 | 232 pages | PDF | 20 MB
The availability or lack of nutrients shapes ecosystems in fundamental ways. From forest productivity to soil fertility, from the diversity of animals to the composition of microbial communities, nutrient cycling and limitation are the basic mechanisms underlying ecosystem ecology. In this book, Peter Vitousek builds on over twenty years of research in Hawai’i to evaluate the controls and consequences of variation in nutrient availability and limitation.