Root structural and functional dynamics in terrestrial biosphere models--evaluation and recommendations.

@article{Warren2015RootSA,
  title={Root structural and functional dynamics in terrestrial biosphere models--evaluation and recommendations.},
  author={Jeffrey M. Warren and Paul J. Hanson and Colleen Marie Iversen and Jitendra Kumar and Anthony P. Walker and Stan D. Wullschleger},
  journal={The New phytologist},
  year={2015},
  volume={205 1},
  pages={
          59-78
        }
}
There is wide breadth of root function within ecosystems that should be considered when modeling the terrestrial biosphere. Root structure and function are closely associated with control of plant water and nutrient uptake from the soil, plant carbon (C) assimilation, partitioning and release to the soils, and control of biogeochemical cycles through interactions within the rhizosphere. Root function is extremely dynamic and dependent on internal plant signals, root traits and morphology, and… Expand

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