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Next generation of elevated [CO2] experiments with crops: a critical investment for feeding the future world

Ainsworth, Elizabeth A; Beier, Claus; Calfapietra, Carlo; Ceulemans, Reinhart; Durand-Tardif, Mylene; Godbold, Douglas L; Hendrey, George R; Hickler, Thomas; Kaduk, Jorg; Farquhar, Graham


A rising global population and demand for protein-rich diets are increasing pressure to maximize agricultural productivity. Rising atmospheric [CO 2] is altering global temperature and precipitation patterns, which challenges agricultural productivity. While rising [CO2] provides a unique opportunity to increase the productivity of C3 crops, average yield stimulation observed to date is well below potential gains. Thus, there is room for improving productivity. However, only a fraction of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Plant Cell and Environment
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01841.x


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