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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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 (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.

Detaljer

Författare
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Klimatforskning
  • Miljövetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)2315-2316
Antal sidor2
TidskriftGlobal Change Biology
Volym22
Utgivningsnummer7
Tidigt onlinedatum2015 dec 23
StatusPublished - 2016
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa