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Louise C. Andresen


Louise C. Andresen
+46 31 786 2865

Room number: 4.087
Postal Address: Box 460, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 41320 Göteborg

Department of Earth Sciences (More Information)
Box 460
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Guldhedsgatan 5a , 413 20 Göteborg

About Louise C. Andresen

Soil nutrients are essential for plant growth, and nutrient limitations can be a controlling factor for plant growth response to climate change. Plant growth is in many natural terrestrial ecosystems limited by nitrogen (N) and characterized by strong competition for N between plants and the soil microbial communities. Consequently, ecosystem N availability is an important factor controlling for the carbon (C) uptake in terrestrial ecosystems and therefore also plays a dominant role in controlling the feedback between the biosphere and the atmosphere in a warmer and more CO2 enriched world. Traditionally the dynamics of N are investigated, but phosphorus (P) can also be a limiting nutrient for plants, other organisms and ecosystem processes. It is crucial, for our predictions of climate change responses and feedbacks, to determine if a secondary limitation from P will manifest across ecosystems and soil types. Long term fertilization experiments have been conducted to determine limitations from N and P, with concern for wood production or microbiological aspects. However, terrestrial ecosystems are normally not fertilized but function on the basis of nutrients available from soil organic matter decomposition, input from atmosphere (N2 fixation and deposition) and from mineral weathering. The challenge is now to develop a fast and more detailed method to determine if N or P limitation is present and shifting, in a natural ecosystem, and hereby avoid invasive fertilization experiments as potential supplement to measures of plant nutrient content.

NEW paper in Global Change Biology:

Biomass responses in a temperate European grassland through 17 years of elevated CO2





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Latest publications

Globally consistent influences of seasonal precipitation limit grassland biomass response to elevated CO2
Mark J. Hovenden, Sebastian Leuzinger, Paul C.D. Newton, Andrew Fletcher, Simone Fatichi et al.
Nature Plants, Journal article 2019
Journal article

Isotopic methods for non‐destructive assessment of carbon dynamics in shrublands under long‐term climate change manipulation
Louise C. Andresen, Maria T. Dominguez, Sabine Reinsch, Andrew R. Smith, Inger K. Schmidt et al.
Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Biomass responses in a temperate European grassland through 17 years of elevated CO2
Louise C. Andresen, Naiming Yuan, Ruben Seibert, Gerald Moser, Claudia Kammann et al.
Global Change Biology, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Predicting soil carbon loss with warming
Natasja van Gestel, Zheng Shi, Kees Jan van Groeningen, Craig W. Osenberg, Louise C. Andresen et al.
Nature, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Long-term and realistic global change manipulations had low impact on diversity of soil biota in temperate heathland
Martin Holmstrup, Christian Damgaard, Inger K Schmidt, Marie F Arndal, Claus Beier et al.
Scientific Reports, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Shifting Impacts of Climate Change: Long-Term Patterns of Plant Response to Elevated CO2, Drought, and Warming Across Ecosystems
Louise C. Andresen, Christoph Müller, Giovanbattista de Dato, Jeffrey S Dukes, Bridget A Emmett et al.
Large-Scale Ecology: Model Systems to Global Perspectives, Elsevier, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Long-term elevation of temperature affects organic N turnover and associated N2O emissions in a permanent grassland soil
Anne B. Jansen-Willems, Gary J. Lanigan, Timothy J. Clough, Louise C. Andresen, Christoph Muller
SOIL, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Long-term elevation of temperature affects organic N turnover and associated N2O emissions in a permanent grassland soil
Anne B. Jansen-Willems, Gary J. Lanigan, T. J. Clough, Louise C. Andresen, C. Muller
SOIL, Magazine article 2016
Magazine article

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Off-season uptake of nitrogen in temperate heath vegetation
Louise C. Andresen, A. Michelsen
Oecologia, Journal article 2005
Journal article

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