Dryland vegetation response to wet episode, not inherent shift in sensitivity to rainfall, behind Australia's role in 2011 global carbon sink anomaly

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@article{046a8fabb7884478ad1bfdeaab0f4ff7,
title = "Dryland vegetation response to wet episode, not inherent shift in sensitivity to rainfall, behind Australia's role in 2011 global carbon sink anomaly",
abstract = "There is compelling new evidence that semi-arid ecosystems are playing a pivotal role in the inter-annual variability and greening trend of the global carbon cycle (Ahlstr{\"o}m et al., 2015). The situation is exemplified by the vast inland region of Australia, the driest inhabited continent. Using a global model, Poulter et al. (2014) inferred that Australian ecosystems contributed 57{\%} of a record global carbon uptake anomaly in 2011, and have entered a regime of enhanced sensitivity to rainfall since the mid-1990s. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "Australian ecosystem response, dryland vegetation, global land carbon sink anomaly, net ecosystem production, precipitation anomaly",
author = "Vanessa Haverd and Benjamin Smith and Cathy Trudinger",
note = "Epub ahead of time 23 December 2015",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1111/gcb.13202",
language = "English",
volume = "22",
pages = "2315--2316",
journal = "Global Change Biology",
issn = "1354-1013",
publisher = "Wiley-Blackwell",
number = "7",

}