Articles | Volume 17, issue 13
Research article
10 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 10 Jul 2020

Response of carbon and water fluxes to meteorological and phenological variability in two eastern North American forests of similar age but contrasting species composition – a multiyear comparison

Eric R. Beamesderfer, M. Altaf Arain, Myroslava Khomik, Jason J. Brodeur, and Brandon M. Burns

Data sets

CA-TP4: Ontario – Turkey Point 1939 Plantation White Pine M. A. Arain

CA-TPD: Ontario – Turkey Point Mature Deciduous M. A. Arain

Short summary
Temperate forests play a major role in the global carbon and water cycles, sequestering atmospheric CO2 on annual timescales. This research examined the annual carbon and water dynamics of two similar (age, soil, climate, etc.) eastern North American temperate forests of different species composition (i.e., broadleaf vs. needleleaf). Ultimately, fluxes of the deciduous forest were found to be less sensitive to temperature and water limitations – conditions expected with future climate warming.
Final-revised paper