Climate extremes and the carbon cycle

Reichstein M, Bahn M, Ciais P, Frank D, Mahecha MD, Seneviratne SI, Zscheischler J, Beer C, et al. (2013). Climate extremes and the carbon cycle. Nature 500 (7462): 287-295. DOI:10.1038/nature12350.

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Abstract

The terrestrial biosphere is a key component of the global carbon cycle and its carbon balance is strongly influenced by climate. Continuing environmental changes are thought to increase global terrestrial carbon uptake. But evidence is mounting that climate extremes such as droughts or storms can lead to a decrease in regional ecosystem carbon stocks and therefore have the potential to negate an expected increase in terrestrial carbon uptake. Here we explore the mechanisms and impacts of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon cycle, and propose a pathway to improve our understanding of preset and future impacts of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon budget.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Bibliographic Reference: Nature; 500(7462):287-295 (15 August 2013) (Published online 14 August 2013)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 13:04
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/10358

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