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Team Discovers a Significant Role for Nitrate in the Arctic Landscape

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toolik-lake-alaska-credit-logan-science-journalism-programContact: dkenney@mbl.edu 508-289-7139 WOODS HOLE, Mass. ­—Nitrogen, an essential plant nutrient, is most readily absorbed by plants in its ammonium and nitrate forms. Because of the very low nitrate levels found in arctic tundra soil, scientists had assumed that plants in this biome do not use nitrate. But a new study co-authored by four Marine […]

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