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dc.contributor.authorNovick, Kimberly A.
dc.contributor.authorFicklin, Darren L.
dc.contributor.authorStoy, Paul C.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Christopher A.
dc.contributor.authorBohrer, Gil
dc.contributor.authorOishi, A. Christopher
dc.contributor.authorPapuga, Shirley A.
dc.contributor.authorBlanken, Peter D.
dc.contributor.authorNoormets, Asko
dc.contributor.authorSulman, Benjamin N.
dc.contributor.authorScott, Russell L.
dc.contributor.authorWang, Lixin
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Richard P.
dc.identifier.citationNovick, Kimberly A, Darren L Ficklin, Paul C Stoy, Christopher A Williams, Gil Bohrer, A Christopher Oishi, Shirley A Papuga, Peter D Blanken, Asko Noormets, Benjamin N Sulman, Russell L Scott, Lixin Wang, and Richard P Phillips. "The increasing importance of atmospheric demand for ecosystem water and carbon fluxes." Nature Climate Change 6, no. 11 (November 2016): 1023-1027.
dc.descriptionUS Department of Energy; National Science Foundation (DEB 1552747, DEB 1552976, EF 1241881, EAR 125501, EAR 155489); NOAA/GFDL-Princeton University Cooperative Institute for Climate Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractSoil moisture supply and atmospheric demand for water independently limit-and profoundly affect-vegetation productivity and water use during periods of hydrologic stress(1-4). Disentangling the impact of these two drivers on ecosystem carbon and water cycling is difficult because they are often correlated, and experimental tools for manipulating atmospheric demand in the field are lacking. Consequently, the role of atmospheric demand is often not adequately factored into experiments or represented in models(5-7). Here we show that atmospheric demand limits surface conductance and evapotranspiration to a greater extent than soil moisture in many biomes, including mesic forests that are of particular importance to the terrestrial carbon sink(8,9). Further, using projections from ten general circulation models, we show that climate change will increase the importance of atmospheric constraints to carbon and water fluxes in all ecosystems. Consequently, atmospheric demand will become increasingly important for vegetation function, accounting for >70% of growing season limitation to surface conductance in mesic temperate forests. Our results suggest that failure to consider the limiting role of atmospheric demand in experimental designs, simulation models and land management strategies will lead to incorrect projections of ecosystem responses to future climate conditions.en_US
dc.titleThe increasing importance of atmospheric demand for ecosystem water and carbon fluxesen_US
mus.citation.journaltitleNature Climate Changeen_US
mus.identifier.categoryLife Sciences & Earth Sciencesen_US
mus.relation.collegeCollege of Agricultureen_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US

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