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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Dryland vegetation response to wet episode, not inherent shift in sensitivity to rainfall, behind Australia's role in 2011 global carbon sink anomaly. / Haverd, Vanessa; Smith, Benjamin; Trudinger, Cathy.

In: Global Change Biology, Vol. 22, No. 7, 2016, p. 2315-2316.

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T1 - Dryland vegetation response to wet episode, not inherent shift in sensitivity to rainfall, behind Australia's role in 2011 global carbon sink anomaly

AU - Haverd, Vanessa

AU - Smith, Benjamin

AU - Trudinger, Cathy

N1 - Epub ahead of time 23 December 2015

PY - 2016

Y1 - 2016

N2 - 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 (Ahlström 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.

AB - 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 (Ahlström 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.

KW - Australian ecosystem response

KW - dryland vegetation

KW - global land carbon sink anomaly

KW - net ecosystem production

KW - precipitation anomaly

U2 - 10.1111/gcb.13202

DO - 10.1111/gcb.13202

M3 - Letter

VL - 22

SP - 2315

EP - 2316

JO - Global Change Biology

T2 - Global Change Biology

JF - Global Change Biology

SN - 1354-1013

IS - 7

ER -