Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5337–5351, 2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 5337–5351, 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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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.