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Asian Dust Providing Key Nutrients for California's Giant Sequoias
Description: Scientists have found that dust from the Gobi Desert and the Central Valley of California contributed more phosphorus for plants and Giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevadas than bedrock weathering, which is the breaking down of rock buried beneath the soil. Phosophorus is one of the basic elements that plants need to survive, and the Sierra Nevadas are considered a phosphorus-limited ecosystem. [Source: University of California, Riverside]
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Source: University of California, Riverside
Publish Date: 3/28/2017
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