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dc.contributor.authorPerez, Ceciliaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAravena, Juan Carlosen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSilva, Wladimiren_UK
dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Roberten_UK
dc.contributor.authorParfitt, Rogeren_UK
dc.description.abstractAfter catastrophic disturbances, depleted substrates are readily colonised by organisms that capture nitrogen from the atmosphere and extract phosphorus from minerals. Our main objective was to compare the pattern of ecosystem development following deglaciation in Chile and New Zealand. Results show a similar pattern of C and N accumulation and decline in soil chronosequences, similar decline in biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and similar δ15N-enriched signal at later stages, providing evidence for the existence of progressive, maximal and retrogressive phases of ecosystem development. However, contrasting patterns between Chilean and New Zealand sites are evident during the progressive phase, when higher C/N, C/P and N/P ratios are found in soils and leaves in Chile than in New Zealand, suggesting a higher nutrient limitation and nutrient use efficiency in the former. Highest rates of BNF were found at the early stages of both the Chilean and New Zealand chronosequences. Contrasting patterns across regions were the lack of a decline in soil total P, and the depleted values in soils of 15N during the progressive phase in the Chilean chronosequences, but enriched values, suggesting an open nitrogen cycle, during retrogression in both the Chilean and the New Zealand chronosequences. Overall, these results provide evidence for the existence of retrogression with ecosystem development in the sub-Antarctic region of the world, even when comparing contrasting biomes, climatic regions and geological substrates.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_UK
dc.relationPerez C, Aravena JC, Silva W, McCulloch R & Parfitt R (2016) Patterns of ecosystem development in glacial foreland chronosequences: a comparative analysis of Chile and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany, 54 (2), pp. 156-174.
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dc.subjectBiological nitrogen fixationen_UK
dc.subjectFranz Josefen_UK
dc.subjectsoil/leaves stoichiometryen_UK
dc.subjectsub-Antarctic forestsen_UK
dc.titlePatterns of ecosystem development in glacial foreland chronosequences: a comparative analysis of Chile and New Zealanden_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleNew Zealand Journal of Botanyen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Ecology and Biodiversityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversidad de Magallanesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Ecology and Biodiversityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationLandcare Research, New Zealanden_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorPerez, Cecilia|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAravena, Juan Carlos|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSilva, Wladimir|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMcCulloch, Robert|0000-0001-5542-3703en_UK
local.rioxx.authorParfitt, Roger|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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