Contrasting physiological and structural vegetation feedbacks in climate change simulations

  title={Contrasting physiological and structural vegetation feedbacks in climate change simulations},
  author={Richard A. Betts and Peter M. Cox and Susan E. Lee and F. Ian Woodward},
Anthropogenic increases in the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are predicted to cause a warming of the global climate by modifying radiative forcing. Carbon dioxide concentration increases may make a further contribution to warming by inducing a physiological response of the global vegetation—a reduced stomatal conductance, which suppresses transpiration. Moreover, a CO2-enriched atmosphere and the corresponding change in climate may also alter the density… 

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