Yuan, N.; et al. (2018): Extreme climatic events down-regulate the grassland biomass response to elevated carbon dioxide
Yuan, N.; Moser, G.; Mueller, C.; Obermeier, W.; Bendix, J.; Luterbacher, J. (2018): Extreme climatic events down-regulate the grassland biomass response to elevated carbon dioxide. In: Scientific reports 8 (1), S. 17758. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-36157-x.
"Terrestrial ecosystems are considered as carbon sinks that may mitigate the impacts of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration ([CO2]). However, it is not clear what their carbon sink capacity will be under extreme climatic conditions. In this study, we used long-term (1998–2013) data from a C3 grassland Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiment in Germany to study the combined effects of elevated [CO2] and extreme climatic events (ECEs) on aboveground biomass production."