Historical variations in terrestrial biospheric carbon storage

  title={Historical variations in terrestrial biospheric carbon storage},
  author={Wilfred M. Post and Anthony W. King and Stan D. Wullschleger},
  journal={Global Biogeochemical Cycles},
  pages={109 - 99}
Changes in carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems are a consequence of shifts in the balance between net primary production (NPP) and heterotrophic respiration (RH). Historical climatic variations which favored NPP over RH may have led to increased ecosystem carbon storage and might account for at least part of the “missing” sink required to balance the current century's global carbon budget. To test this hypothesis, we employed a georeferenced global terrestrial biosphere model of 0.5… 

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