Aurore Penillard

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High-temperature tolerance in plants is important in a warming world, with extreme heat waves predicted to increase in frequency and duration, potentially leading to lethal heating of leaves. Global patterns of high-temperature tolerance are documented in animals, but generally not in plants, limiting our ability to assess risks associated with climate(More)
Plant respiration constitutes a massive carbon flux to the atmosphere, and a major control on the evolution of the global carbon cycle. It therefore has the potential to modulate levels of climate change due to the human burning of fossil fuels. Neither current physiological nor terrestrial biosphere models adequately describe its short-term temperature(More)
Using an empirical approach, we report that the slope of the short-term log-transformed leaf respiration (R)– temperature (T) curves declines with increasing leaf T in a manner that is uniform across biomes (1); the results have utility for modeling carbon fluxes in terrestrial biosphere models (TBMs). The use of an empirical approach reflects the fact(More)
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