Carbon isotope composition of boreal plants: functional grouping of life forms

  title={Carbon isotope composition of boreal plants: functional grouping of life forms},
  author={J Ren{\'e}e Brooks and Lawrence B. Flanagan and Nina Buchmann and James R Ehleringer},
 We tested the hypothesis that life forms (trees, shrubs, forbs, and mosses; deciduous or evergreen) can be used to group plants with similar physiological characteristics. Carbon isotope ratios (δ13C) and carbon isotope discrimination (Δ) were used as functional characteristics because δ13C and Δ integrate information about CO2 and water fluxes, and so are useful in global change and scaling studies. We examined δ13C values of the dominant species in three boreal forest ecosystems: wet Picea… CONTINUE READING
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