A synthesis of soil respiration in semi-arid and arid ecosystems across multiple spatial and temporal scales

Principal Investigators:

Mariah S. Carbone

Soil respiration (SR) represents a huge uncertainty in global climate models. This is because we lack a mechanistic understanding of the plant and microbial processes that drive SR rates across different landscapes and in time. Predicting SR in semi-arid/arid ecosystems is particularly challenging because of high interannual variability in precipitation, rapid wetting and drying cycles, large temperature variations, and short phenological cycles. By conducting a multiple phase synthesis of existing continuous SR datasets that span a range of semi-arid/arid... more

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Journal Article Carbone, Mariah S.; Williams, A. Park; Ambrose, Anthony R.; Boot, Claudia M.; Bradley, Eliza S.; Dawson, Todd E.; Schaeffer, Sean M.; Schimel, Joshua P.; Still, Christopher J. 2012. Cloud shading and fog drip influence the metabolism of a coastal pine ecosystem. Global Change Biology. Vol: 19(2). Pages 484-497. (Online version)
Journal Article Carbone, Mariah S.; Czimczik, Claudia I.; Keenan, Trevor F.; Murakami, Paula F.; Pederson, Neil; Schaberg, Paul G.; Xu, Xiaomei; Richardson, Andrew D. 2013. Age, allocation and availability of nonstructural carbon in mature red maple trees. New Phytologist. Pages 1-11. (Online version)
Journal Article Richardson, Andrew D.; Carbone, Mariah S.; Keenan, Trevor F.; Czimczik, Claudia I.; Hollinger, David Y.; Murakami, Paula F.; Schaberg, Paul G.; Xu, Xiaomei. 2013. Seasonal dynamics and age of stemwood nonstructural carbohydrates in temperate forest trees. New Phytologist. Vol: 197(3). Pages 850-861. (Online version)
Journal Article Trumbore, Sue; Czimczik, Claudia I.; Sierra, Carlos A.; Muhr, Jan; Xu, Xiaomei. 2015. Non-structural carbon dynamics and allocation relate to growth rate and leaf habitat in California oaks. Tree Physiology. Vol: 35(11). Pages 1206-1222. (Online version)
"A synthesis of soil respiration in semi-arid and arid ecosystems across multiple spatial and temporal scales" is project ID: 12551