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Effects of Climate Change on Plant Respiration.
  • M. G. Ryan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Ecological applications : a publication of the…
  • 1 May 1991
Plant respiration is a large, environmentally sensitive component of the ecosystem carbon balance, and net ecosystem carbon flux will change as the balance between photosynthesis and respirationExpand
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Temperature and soil organic matter decomposition rates – synthesis of current knowledge and a way forward
The response of soil organic matter (OM) decomposition to increasing temperature is a critical aspect of ecosystem responses to global change. The impacts of climate warming on decomposition dynamicsExpand
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Seasonal and annual respiration of a ponderosa pine ecosystem
The net ecosystem exchange of CO2 between forests and the atmosphere, measured by eddy covariance, is the small difference between two large fluxes of photosynthesis and respiration. ChamberExpand
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Age-Related Decline in Forest Productivity: Pattern and Process
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the evidence for the pattern of growth decline with age and discusses the evidence for the mechanisms that may be responsible. It begins with an overview of theExpand
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Hydraulic Limits to Tree Height and Tree Growth
Examines what determines the height to which a tree will grow in a particular region and climate. The relationship between maximum tree height and the speed at which the tree grew when young;Expand
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Tree and forest functioning in response to global warming.
Although trees have responded to global warming in the past - to temperatures higher than they are now - the rate of change predicted in the 21st century is likely to be unprecedented. Greenhouse gasExpand
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Evidence that decomposition rates of organic carbon in mineral soil do not vary with temperature
It has been suggested that increases in temperature can accelerate the decomposition of organic carbon contained in forest mineral soil (Cs ), and, therefore, that global warming should increase theExpand
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Continued warming could transform Greater Yellowstone fire regimes by mid-21st century
Climate change is likely to alter wildfire regimes, but the magnitude and timing of potential climate-driven changes in regional fire regimes are not well understood. We considered how theExpand
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Annual carbon cost of autotrophic respiration in boreal forest ecosystems in relation to species and climate
Autotrophic respiration (Ra) in forest ecosystems can be >50% of the carbon fixed in photosynthesis and may regulate productivity and carbon storage in forest ecosystems, because Ra increases withExpand
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The hydraulic limitation hypothesis revisited.
We proposed the hydraulic limitation hypothesis (HLH) as a mechanism to explain universal patterns in tree height, and tree and stand biomass growth: height growth slows down as trees grow taller,Expand
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