Articles | Volume 14, issue 15
Research article
04 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 04 Aug 2017

Isoprene emission and photosynthesis during heatwaves and drought in black locust

Ines Bamberger, Nadine K. Ruehr, Michael Schmitt, Andreas Gast, Georg Wohlfahrt, and Almut Arneth


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 May 2017) by Trevor Keenan
AR by Ines Bamberger on behalf of the Authors (20 Jun 2017)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (03 Jul 2017) by Trevor Keenan
Short summary
We studied the effects of summer heatwaves and drought on photosynthesis and isoprene emissions in black locust trees. While photosynthesis decreased, isoprene emission increased sharply during the heatwaves. Comparing isoprene emissions of stressed and unstressed trees at the same temperature, however, demonstrated that stressed trees emitted less isoprene than expected. This reveals that in order to predict isoprene emissions during heat waves, model parameters need to be re-evaluated.
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