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Threshold Responses to Soil Moisture Deficit by Trees and Soil in Tropical Rain Forests: Insights from Field Experiments

Meir, Patrick; Wood, Tana E.; Galbraith, David R; Brando, Paulo M; da Costa, Antonio Carlos Lola; Rowland, Lucy; Ferreira, L V


Many tropical rain forest regions are at risk of increased future drought. The net effects of drought on forest ecosystem functioning will be substantial if important ecological thresholds are passed. However, understanding and predicting these effects is challenging using observational studies alone. Field-based rainfall exclusion (canopy throughfall exclusion; TFE) experiments can offer mechanistic insight into the response to extended or severe drought and can be used to help improve...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: BioScience
DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv107


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