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dc.contributor.authorResco de Dios, Víctor
dc.contributor.authorFerrio Díaz, Juan Pedro
dc.contributor.authorCarreira, José A.
dc.contributor.authorCalvo, Leonor
dc.contributor.authorCasals, Pere
dc.contributor.authorFerrero-Serrano, Ángel
dc.contributor.authorMarcos, Elena
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, José M.
dc.contributor.authorRamírez, David A.
dc.contributor.authorSebastià, Ma. T.
dc.contributor.authorValladares, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, D. G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T09:52:19Z
dc.date.available2018-04-27T09:52:19Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1755-0874
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/63151
dc.description.abstractWe review the relevance and use of stable isotopes for the study of plant community succession. Stable isotope measurements provide information on the origin of resources acquired by plants, the processes governing resource uptake and transformation, and the physiological and environmental conditions of plant growth. When combined with measurements of the stable isotope ratio values of soil microbial biomass, soil organic matter and plant litter, isotope measurements of plants can indicate effects of successional changes on ecosystem processes. However, their application to questions of plant succession and ecosystem change is limited by the degree to which the underlying assumptions are met in each study, and complementary measures may be required, depending upon the question of interest. First, we discuss the changes that occur in the stable isotope composition of plants and ecosystems with ontogeny and species replacements, as well as their potential evolutionary significance. Second, we discuss the imprints of plant competition and facilitation on leaf and wood tissue, as well as how stable isotopes can provide novel insights on the mechanisms underlying plant interactions. Finally, we discuss the capacity for stable isotope measurements to serve as a proxy record for past disturbances such as fire, logging and cyclones.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2011.576708
dc.relation.ispartofPlant Ecology & Diversity, 2011, vol. 4, núm. 2-3, p. 117-130
dc.rights(c) Botanical Society of Scotland and Taylor & Francis, 2011
dc.subjectCarbon isotopes
dc.subjectDisturbances
dc.subjectHydrogen isotopes
dc.subjectNitrogen isotopes
dc.subjectOntogeny
dc.titleThe stable isotope ecology of terrestrial plant succession
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2018-04-27T09:52:19Z
dc.identifier.idgrec016487
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/17550874.2011.576708


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