Biogeosciences Carbon isotope discrimination of C 3 vegetation in Central Asian grassland as related to long-term and short-term precipitation patterns

@inproceedings{Wittmer2008BiogeosciencesCI,
  title={Biogeosciences Carbon isotope discrimination of C 3 vegetation in Central Asian grassland as related to long-term and short-term precipitation patterns},
  author={Maximilian H. O. M. Wittmer and Karl Auerswald and Radnaakhand Tungalag and Yun Fei Bai and Rudi Sch{\"a}ufele and Hans Schnyder},
  year={2008}
}
The relationship between carbon isotope discrimination (131) of C3 vegetation and long-term (30 years) and short-term (growing period) precipitation was investigated. Different species ofStipa, a dominant grass genus in the (semi-)arid Asian steppes, and other C3 species were collected along aridity gradients in Inner Mongolia in 2005 (11 sites, 71 samples) and in the Republic of Mongolia in 2006 (40 sites, 45 samples). The data set was expanded with published and unpublished data of Stipa and… CONTINUE READING