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author = {Dong, N and Wright, IJ and Chen, JM and Luo, X and Wang, H and Keenan, T and Smith, NG and Prentice, IC},
doi = {10.1111/nph.18076},
journal = {New Phytologist},
pages = {1692--1700},
title = {Rising CO2 and warming reduce global canopy deman for nitrogen},
url = {},
volume = {235},
year = {2022}

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AB - Nitrogen (N) limitation has been considered as a constraint on terrestrial carbon uptake in response to rising CO2 and climate change. By extension, it has been suggested that declining carboxylation capacity (Vcmax) and leaf N content in enhanced-CO2 experiments and satellite records signify increasing N limitation of primary production. We predicted Vcmax using the coordination hypothesis, and estimated changes in leaf-level photosynthetic N for 1982–2016 assuming proportionality with leaf-level Vcmax at 25C. Whole-canopy photosynthetic N was derived using satellite-based leaf area index (LAI) data and an empirical extinction coefficient for Vcmax, and converted to annual N demand using estimated leaf turnover times. The predicted spatial pattern of Vcmax shares key features with an independent reconstruction from remotely-sensed leaf chlorophyll content. Predicted leaf photosynthetic N declined by 0.27 % yr-1, while observed leaf (total) N declined by 0.2–0.25 % yr-1. Predicted global canopy N (and N demand) declined from 1996 onwards, despite increasing LAI. Leaf-level responses to rising CO2, and to a lesser extent temperature, may have reduced the canopy requirement for N by more than rising LAI has increased it. This finding provides an alternative explanation for declining leaf N that does not depend on increasing N limitation.
AU - Dong,N
AU - Wright,IJ
AU - Chen,JM
AU - Luo,X
AU - Wang,H
AU - Keenan,T
AU - Smith,NG
AU - Prentice,IC
DO - 10.1111/nph.18076
EP - 1700
PY - 2022///
SN - 0028-646X
SP - 1692
TI - Rising CO2 and warming reduce global canopy deman for nitrogen
T2 - New Phytologist
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VL - 235
ER -