Complex interactions between global change drivers influence mountain forest and slpine GHG sequestration and stream chemistry

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Abstract

Many mountain ecosystems are experiencing coincident increases in temperature, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition. All are important controls on rates of plant growth, soil microbial activity, nutrient cycling, and stream N export. It is difficult for experimental studies to explore ecosystem responses to more than one or two treatments at plot, let alone catchment, scale. One might expect, however, ecosystems to respond differently to the combined global change drivers than to climate, CO2, or N alone. We explored this question for nine mountain catchments over the period 1980- 2075 with a simulation model.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Complex interactions between global change drivers influence mountain forest and slpine GHG sequestration and stream chemistry
Volume 8
Issue 1
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher USDA Forest Service
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Conference publication
Larger Work Title Mountain Views
First page 24
Last page 26
Country United States