Temperature and precipitation controls over leaf-and ecosystem-level CO 2 flux along a woody plant encroachment gradient

@inproceedings{BarronGafford2012TemperatureAP,
  title={Temperature and precipitation controls over leaf-and ecosystem-level CO 2 flux along a woody plant encroachment gradient},
  author={Greg A. Barron-Gafford and Russell L. Scott and G. DARREL J ENERETTE and P. ERIK and HAMERLYNCK and Travis E. Huxman},
  year={2012}
}
Conversion of grasslands to woodlands may alter the sensitivity of CO2 exchange of individual plants and entire ecosystems to air temperature and precipitation. We combined leaf-level gas exchange and ecosystem-level eddy covariance measurements to quantify the effects of plant temperature sensitivity and ecosystem temperature responses within a grassland and mesquite woodland across seasonal precipitation periods. In so doing, we were able to estimate the role of moisture availability on… CONTINUE READING