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Drought stress and tree size determine stem CO2 efflux in a tropical forest

Rowland, Lucy; da Costa, Antonio Carlos Lola; Oliveira, Alex A. R.; Oliveira, Rafael; Bittencourt, Paulo L.; Costa, Patricia B.; Giles, Andre L.; Sosa, Azul I.; Coughlin, Ingrid; Godlee, John L.; Vasconcelos, S.; Junior, Joao A. S.; Ferreira, L. V.; Mencuccini, Maurizio; Meir, Patrick


CO2 efflux from stems (CO2_stem) accounts for a substantial fraction of tropical forest gross primary productivity, but the climate sensitivity of this flux remains poorly understood. We present a study of tropical forest CO2_stem from 215 trees across wet and dry seasons, at the world's longest running tropical forest drought experiment site. We show a 27% increase in wet season CO2_stem in the droughted forest relative to a control forest. This was driven by increasing CO2_stem in trees 10–40...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: New Phytologist
DOI: 10.1111/nph.15024
Access Rights: Open Access


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