Publication year: 2010 Source: Aquatic Botany, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 21 November 2010 Brian K., Sorrell , Catherine, Chagué-Goff , Les M., Basher , Trevor R., Partridge The vegetation N:P ratio is thought to be a diagnostic indicator of the nature of nutrient limitation in wetland vegetation. It should therefore be closely linked to other indicators of nutrient acquisition and conservation, such as nitrogen stable isotope fractionation (δ15N), nutrient resorption efficiency (RE) and resorption proficiency (RP).

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N:P ratios; δ15N fractionation and nutrient resorption along a nitrogen to phosphorus limitation gradient in an oligotrophic wetland complex