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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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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