Effects of rising temperatures and [CO2] on the physiology of tropical forest trees
Using a mixture of observations and climate model outputs and a simple parametrization of leaf-level photosynthesis incorporating known temperature sensitivities, we find no evidence for tropical forests currently existing 'dangerously close' to their optimum temperature range. Our model suggests that although reductions in photosynthetic rate at leaf temperatures (TL) above 30°C may occur, these are almost entirely accountable for in terms of reductions in stomatal conductance in response to...[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B|
|01_Lloyd_Effects_of_rising_temperatures_2008.pdf||500.76 kB||Adobe PDF||Request a copy|
Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.