Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 14, 861–883, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 861–883, 2017

Research article 24 Feb 2017

Research article | 24 Feb 2017

Attaining whole-ecosystem warming using air and deep-soil heating methods with an elevated CO2 atmosphere

Paul J. Hanson et al.

Data sets

SPRUCE Whole Ecosystems Warming (WEW) Environmental Data Beginning August 2015 P. J. Hanson, J. S. Riggs, W. R. Nettles, M. B. Krassovski, and L. A. Hook

Short summary
This paper describes operational methods to achieve whole-ecosystem warming (WEW) for tall-stature, high-carbon, boreal forest peatlands. The methods enable scientists to study immediate and longer-term (1 decade) responses of organisms (microbes to trees) and ecosystem functions (carbon, water and nutrient cycles). The WEW technology allows researchers to have a plausible glimpse of future environmental conditions for study that are not available in the current observational record.
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