Maren Dubbert

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The oxygen isotope signature of water is a powerful tracer of water movement from plants to the global scale. However, little is known about the short-term variability of oxygen isotopes leaving the ecosystem via transpiration, as high-frequency measurements are lacking. A laser spectrometer was coupled to a gas-exchange chamber directly estimating(More)
Semi-arid ecosystems contribute about 40% to global net primary production (GPP) even though water is a major factor limiting carbon uptake. Evapotranspiration (ET) accounts for up to 95% of the water loss and in addition, vegetation can also mitigate drought effects by altering soil water distribution. Hence, partitioning of carbon and water fluxes between(More)
DNA fragments (0.5-4.5 kb) of normal human lymphocytes induced pre-neoplastic mouse NIH/3T3 cells after transfection to grow in soft agar medium at low efficiency (0.0007 colonies/micrograms DNA/10(6) cells). In secondary transfections high mol. wt. DNA (greater than 20 kb) of cells transformed by DNA fragments induced neoplastic transformation with high(More)
Most visitors of a sauna appreciate the heat pulse that is perceived when water is poured on the stones of a sauna stove. However, probably only few bathers are aware that this pleasant heat pulse is caused by latent heat being released onto our skin due to condensation of water vapour. In order to quantify the proportion of condensation water versus sweat(More)
Leaf intrinsic water use efficiency (WUEi) coupling maximum assimilation rate (Amax) and transpirable water lost via stomatal conductance (gsc) has been gaining increasing concern in sustainable crop production. Factors that influence leaf Amax and WUEi in rice (Oryza sativa L. cv Unkang) at flooding and rainfed conditions were evaluated. Positive(More)
Stable carbon isotope signatures are often used as tracers for environmentally driven changes in photosynthetic δ13C discrimination. However, carbon isotope signatures downstream from carboxylation by Rubisco are altered within metabolic pathways, transport and respiratory processes, leading to differences in δ13C between carbon pools along the plant axis(More)
Oxygen isotope signatures of transpiration (δ E ) are powerful tracers of water movement from plant to global scale. However, a mechanistic understanding of how leaf morphological/physiological traits effect δ E is missing. A laser spectrometer was coupled to a leaf-level gas-exchange system to measure fluxes and isotopic signatures of plant transpiration(More)
Water is the main driver of ecosystem productivity in most terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. The predicted increase in rainfall variability and extreme climatic events under future climate conditions are therefore anticipated to strongly affect plant and ecosystem functioning. As 55–70% of terrestrial evapotranspirational water loss is directly controlled(More)
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