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Brienen, R. J. W.; et al. (2020): Forest carbon sink neutralized by pervasive growth-lifespan trade-offs

Brienen, R. J. W.; Caldwell, L.; Duchesne, L.; Voelker, S.; Barichivich, J.; Baliva, M. et al. (2020): Forest carbon sink neutralized by pervasive growth-lifespan trade-offs. In Nat Comms 11 (1), p. 4241. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17966-z.

"Here we show that growth-lifespan trade-offs are indeed near universal, occurring across almost all species and climates. This trade-off is directly linked to faster growth reducing tree lifespan, and not due to covariance with climate or environment. Thus, current tree growth stimulation will, inevitably, result in a lagged increase in canopy tree mortality, as is indeed widely observed, and eventually neutralise carbon gains due to growth stimulation."

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