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Root production is determined by radiation flux in a temperate grassland community

Edwards, Everard; Benham, D; Marland, L; Fitter, Alastair H.

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Accurate knowledge of the response of root turnover to a changing climate is needed to predict growth and produce carbon cycle models. A soil warming system and shading were used to vary soil temperature and received radiation independently in a temperate grassland dominated by Holcus lanatus L. Minirhizotrons allowed root growth and turnover to be examined non-destructively. In two short-term (8 week) experiments, root responses to temperature were seasonally distinct. Root number increased...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80996
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2004.00729.x

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