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

The impact of a simple representation of non-structural carbohydrates on the simulated response of tropical forests to drought

Simon Jones, Lucy Rowland, Peter Cox, Deborah Hemming, Andy Wiltshire, Karina Williams, Nicholas C. Parazoo, Junjie Liu, Antonio C. L. da Costa, Patrick Meir, Maurizio Mencuccini, and Anna B. Harper


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 Mar 2020) by Christopher Still
AR by Simon Jones on behalf of the Authors (04 May 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (11 May 2020) by Christopher Still
RR by Thomas Pugh (30 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 May 2020) by Christopher Still
AR by Simon Jones on behalf of the Authors (05 Jun 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Non-structural carbohydrates (NSCs) are an important set of molecules that help plants to grow and respire when photosynthesis is restricted by extreme climate events. In this paper we present a simple model of NSC storage and assess the effect that it has on simulations of vegetation at the ecosystem scale. Our model has the potential to significantly change predictions of plant behaviour in global vegetation models, which would have large implications for predictions of the future climate.
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