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BG | Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 17, 1071–1085, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1071-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 17, 1071–1085, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1071-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 28 Feb 2020

Research article | 28 Feb 2020

Wintertime grassland dynamics may influence belowground biomass under climate change: a model analysis

Genki Katata et al.

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In this paper, we demonstrate that high physiological activity levels during the extremely warm winter are allocated into the below-ground biomass and only to a minor extent used for additional plant growth during early spring. This process is so far largely unaccounted for in scenario analysis using global terrestrial biosphere models, and it may lead to carbon accumulation in the soil and/or carbon loss from the soil as a response to global warming.
In this paper, we demonstrate that high physiological activity levels during the extremely warm...
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