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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (20 Apr 2020) by Ivonne Trebs
AR by Eric Beamesderfer on behalf of the Authors (06 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 May 2020) by Ivonne Trebs

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Eric Beamesderfer on behalf of the Authors (08 Jul 2020)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (08 Jul 2020) by Ivonne Trebs
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