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Jansen-Willems, A.B.; Lanigan, G.J.; Gr&uuml;nhage, L. &amp; M&uuml;ller, C. (2016): <b>Carbon cycling in temperate grassland under elevated temperature</b>. <i>Ecology and Evolution</i> <b>In press</b>, In press<br>DOI: <a href=" press" target="_blank"> press</a>.

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Title: Carbon cycling in temperate grassland under elevated temperature
F2Fdw ID: 58
Publication Date: 2016-09-10
License and Usage Rights: FACE2FACE data user agreement.
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Individual: Jansen-Willems, Anne B.
Individual: Lanigan, Gary J.
Individual: Grünhage, Ludger
Individual: Müller, Christoph
An increase in mean soil surface temperature has been observed over the last century and it is predicted to further increase in the future. The effect of increased temperature on ecosystem carbon fluxes in a permanent temperate grassland, was studied in a long term (6 years) field experiment, using multiple temperature increments induced by IR-lamps. Ecosystem respiration (R-eco) and net ecosystem exchange (NEE) were measured, and modelled by a modified Lloyd and Taylor model including a soil moisture component for R-eco (average R2 of 0.78) and inclusion of a photosynthetic component based on temperature and radiation for NEE (R2=0.65). Modelled NEE values ranged between 2.3 and 5.3 kg CO2 m-2 year-1, depending on treatment. An increase of 2 or 3°C led to increased carbon losses, lowering the carbon storage potential by around 4 tonnes of C ha-1 year-1. The majority of significant NEE differences were found during night-time compared to daytime. This suggests that during daytime the increased respiration could be offset by an increase in photosynthetic uptake. This was also supported by differences in ?13C and ?18O, indicating prolonged increased photosynthetic activity associated with the higher temperature treatments. However, this increase in photosynthesis was insufficient to counteract the 24hr increase in respiration, explaining the higher CO2 emissions due to elevated temperature.
| CO2 | grassland | Heating | elevated temperature | respiration | net ecosystem exchange | isotopes |
Literature type specific fields:
Journal: Ecology and Evolution
Volume: In press
Page Range: In press
Metadata Provider:
Individual: Yuan, Naiming
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