Using an optimality model to understand medium and long-term responses of vegetation water use to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations

@inproceedings{Schymanski2015UsingAO,
  title={Using an optimality model to understand medium and long-term responses of vegetation water use to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations},
  author={Stanislaus J. Schymanski and M. L. Roderick and Murugesu Sivapalan},
  booktitle={AoB PLANTS},
  year={2015}
}
Vegetation has different adjustable properties for adaptation to its environment. Examples include stomatal conductance at short time scale (minutes), leaf area index and fine root distributions at longer time scales (days-months) and species composition and dominant growth forms at very long time scales (years-decades-centuries). As a result, the overall response of evapotranspiration to changes in environmental forcing may also change at different time scales. The vegetation optimality model… CONTINUE READING