Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5337–5351, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5337-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5337–5351, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-5337-2021

Data description paper 17 Nov 2021

Data description paper | 17 Nov 2021

Patterns of nitrogen and phosphorus pools in terrestrial ecosystems in China

Yi-Wei Zhang et al.

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Patterns of nitrogen and phosphorus pools in terrestrial ecosystems in China Zhang, Y.W., Guo Y.P, Tang Z.Y., Feng Y.H., Zhu X.R., Xu W.T., Bai Y.F., Zhou G.Y., Xie Z.Q., Fang J.Y. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6hdr7sqzx

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Nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) are limiting nutrients for ecosystem productivity. For the first time, we mapped N and P densities of living plants, litter, and soil in forest, shrubland, and grassland ecosystems across China using random forest models based on a dataset of 4868 field sites. Our results depicted the spatial distribution pattern, the total pool, and the allocation among ecosystem components of N and P, which could benefit a more precise prediction of the carbon cycle.