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Net CO2 and H2O fluxes of terrestrial ecosystems

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Buchmann, Nina ; Schulze, Ernst-Detlef:
Net CO2 and H2O fluxes of terrestrial ecosystems.
In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles. Vol. 13 (1999) Issue 3 . - pp. 751-760.
ISSN 1944-9224
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1029/1999GB900016

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Using 139 flux studies, we addressed the variability of net ecosystem surface assimilation (Asmax), net ecosystem surface respiration (Rsmax), as well as net surface evapotranspiration (Esmax) among and within vegetation types. While forests and C3 crops, particularly in the northern hemisphere, have been preferentially investigated, information on tropical forests, C4 grasslands or wetlands is rather limited. Almost no data are available for disturbed sites. Despite large variations within a vegetation type, enclosure studies tended to give highest Asmax rates compared to micrometeorological techniques. Excluding enclosure studies, we tested the effect of stand age and leaf area index (LAI) on net ecosystem gas exchange. For grasslands, Asmax increased by 7 µmol m-2s-1 per unit LAI, for C4 corps by 11µmol m-2s-1, and for coniferous forests by 0.9 µmol m-2s-1 per unit LAI. in contrast, Asmax of broad-leaved forests and C3 crops as well as Rsmax stayed constant over a wide range of LAI. Asmax and Rsmax of forests were lowest in young stands (smax of old forests (>160 years) was within the same range as those of 30- to 80-year-old forests, and always higher than those of regenerating stands. Rsmax seemed to decrease with age. Asmax increased linearly with ecosystem surface conductance for all vegetation types (r2 = 0.65) Asmax of forests and grasslands was closely related to Esmax (r2 = 0.87), with a slope of 0.082 µmol CO2 m-2s-1/mmol H2O m-2s-1. The results clearly illustrated where gaps in our knowledge exist and how ecosystem properties affect the capacity of net ecosystem gas exchange.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Additional notes: BAYCEER7405
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2015 07:31
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2015 07:31
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/23317