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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Climate Seasonality Limits Leaf Carbon Assimilation And Wood Productivity In Tropical Forests
Abstract: The seasonal climate drivers of the carbon cycle in tropical forests remain poorly known, although these forests account for more carbon assimilation and storage than any other terrestrial ecosystem. Based on a unique combination of seasonal pan-tropical data sets from 89 experimental sites (68 include aboveground wood productivity measurements and 35 litter productivity measurements), their associated canopy photosynthetic capacity (enhanced vegetation index, EVI) and climate, we ask how carbon assimilation and aboveground allocation are related to climate seasonality in tropical forests and how they interact in the seasonal carbon cycle. We found that canopy photosynthetic capacity seasonality responds positively to precipitation when rainfall is < 2000ĝ€-mmĝ€-yrĝ'1 (water-limited forests) and to radiation otherwise (light-limited forests). On the other hand, independent of climate limitations, wood productivity and litterfall are driven by seasonal variation in precipitation and evapotranspiration, respectively. Consequently, light-limited forests present an asynchronism between canopy photosynthetic capacity and wood productivity. First-order control by precipitation likely indicates a decrease in tropical forest productivity in a drier climate in water-limited forest, and in current light-limited forest with future rainfall < 2000ĝ€-mmĝ€-yrĝ'1. Author(s) 2016.
Editor: Copernicus GmbH
Citation: Biogeosciences. Copernicus Gmbh, v. 13, p. 2537 - 2562, 2016.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-2537-2016
Address: https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84966292109&partnerID=40&md5=b38d13dc47004beadfd10cd0e265af5e
Date Issue: 2016
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