Articles | Volume 14, issue 18
Research article
19 Sep 2017
Research article |  | 19 Sep 2017

A zero-power warming chamber for investigating plant responses to rising temperature

Keith F. Lewin, Andrew M. McMahon, Kim S. Ely, Shawn P. Serbin, and Alistair Rogers


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (05 Aug 2017) by Paul Stoy
AR by Alistair Rogers on behalf of the Authors (14 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Aug 2017) by Paul Stoy
Short summary
Experiments that manipulate the temperature of plants and ecosystems are used to improve understanding of how they will respond to climate change. In logistically challenging locations passive warming using solar energy is the the only viable option for warming experiments. Unfortunately current passive warming approaches can only raise air temperature by about 1.5 °C. We have developed a novel approach that doubles the warming possible using solar energy and requires no power.
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