Publication
Title
Climate extremes and the carbon cycle
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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 present and future impacts of climate extremes on the terrestrial carbon budget.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nature. - London
Publication
London : 2013
ISSN
0028-0836
Volume/pages
500:7462(2013), p. 287-295
ISI
000323112400023
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UAntwerpen
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External links
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Creation 05.09.2013
Last edited 28.04.2017
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