Articles | Volume 16, issue 22
Biogeosciences, 16, 4463–4484, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4463-2019
Biogeosciences, 16, 4463–4484, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4463-2019

Research article 25 Nov 2019

Research article | 25 Nov 2019

The importance of physiological, structural and trait responses to drought stress in driving spatial and temporal variation in GPP across Amazon forests

Sophie Flack-Prain et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Jul 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Sophie Flack-Prain on behalf of the Authors (20 Aug 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Aug 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Sophie Flack-Prain on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Sep 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Oct 2019)
ED: Publish as is (14 Oct 2019) by Andreas Ibrom
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Across the Amazon rainforest, trees take in carbon through photosynthesis. However, photosynthesis across the basin is threatened by predicted shifts in rainfall patterns. To unpick how changes in rainfall affect photosynthesis, we use a model which combines climate data with our knowledge of photosynthesis and other plant processes. We find that stomatal constraints are less important, and instead shifts in leaf surface area and leaf properties drive changes in photosynthesis with rainfall.
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