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Drought and ecosystem carbon cycling

van der Molen, Michiel K.; Dolman, Albertus J.; Ciais, Philippe; Eglin, Thomas K; Gobron, Nadine; Law, Beverly E; Meir, Patrick; Peters, Wouter; Phillips, Oliver L; Reichstein, M; Chen, Tiexi; Jung, Martin

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Drought as an intermittent disturbance of the water cycle interacts with the carbon cycle differently than the 'gradual' climate change. During drought plants respond physiologically and structurally to prevent excessive water loss according to species-specific water use strategies. This has consequences for carbon uptake by photosynthesis and release by total ecosystem respiration. After a drought the disturbances in the reservoirs of moisture, organic matter and nutrients in the soil and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84873
Source: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.01.018

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