Reconstructing terrestrial nutrient cycling using stable nitrogen isotopes in wood

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dc.contributor.author Gerhart Barley, Laci M.
dc.contributor.author McLauchlan, Kendra K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T20:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-02T20:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014-05-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/18767
dc.description.abstract Although recent anthropogenic effects on the global nitrogen (N) cycle have been significant, the consequences of increased anthropogenic N on terrestrial ecosystems are unclear. Studies of the impact of increased reactive N on forest ecosystems—impacts on hydrologic and gaseous loss pathways, retention capacity, and even net primary productivity— have been particularly limited by a lack of long-term baseline biogeochemical data. Stable nitrogen isotope analysis (ratio of ¹⁵N to ¹⁴N, termed δ¹⁵N) of wood chronologies offers the potential to address changes in ecosystem N cycling on millennial timescales and across broad geographic regions. Currently, nearly 50 studies have been published utilizing wood δ¹⁵N records; however, there are significant differences in study design and data interpretation. Here, we identify four categories of wood δ¹⁵N studies, summarize the common themes and primary findings of each category, identify gaps in the spatial and temporal scope of current wood δ¹⁵N chronologies, and synthesize methodological frameworks for future research by presenting eight suggestions for common methodological approaches and enhanced integration across studies. Wood δ¹⁵N records have the potential to provide valuable information for interpreting modern biogeochemical cycling. This review serves to advance the utility of this technique for long-term biogeochemical reconstructions. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.uri http://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-014-9988-8 en_US
dc.rights This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s). en_US
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dc.subject Nitrogen availability en_US
dc.subject Dendrochronology en_US
dc.subject δ¹⁵N en_US
dc.subject Dendroecology en_US
dc.subject Tree rings en_US
dc.subject Nitrogen deposition en_US
dc.title Reconstructing terrestrial nutrient cycling using stable nitrogen isotopes in wood en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US
dc.date.published 2014 en_US
dc.citation.doi 10.1007/s10533-014-9988-8 en_US
dc.citation.epage 21 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1-3 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle Biogeochemistry en_US
dc.citation.spage 1 en_US
dc.citation.volume 120 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rockchalk en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mclauch en_US


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