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.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (28 Jan 2017) by Paul Stoy
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 Feb 2017) by Paul Stoy
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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