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lower quality food for herbivores:
eat more to compensate
could affect human health? Harshaw Experimental Forest, WI Plant responses to elevated [CO2]
outcome of competition depends on:
nutrient availability C4 legumes C3 rel. unresponsive
to elevated [CO2] increased growth if
nutrients available high nutrient conditions
% C4 plants decreases
(outcompeted by C3,
which beneﬁt from increased CO2) increased growth
(symbiosis w. N-ﬁxing bacteria) low nutrient conditions
% legumes increases predicted change in composition
of plant communities...
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