Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
04 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 04 Apr 2018

Plant functional diversity affects climate–vegetation interaction

Vivienne P. Groner, Thomas Raddatz, Christian H. Reick, and Martin Claussen


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Feb 2018) by Alexey V. Eliseev
AR by Vivienne Groner on behalf of the Authors (27 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Feb 2018) by Alexey V. Eliseev
Short summary
We show that plant functional diversity significantly affects climate–vegetation interaction and the climate–vegetation system stability in response to external forcing using a series of coupled land–atmosphere simulation. Our findings raise the question of how realistically Earth system models can actually represent climate–vegetation interaction, considering the incomplete representation of plant functional diversity in the current generation of land surface models.
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