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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5183-2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-5183-2020
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28 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 28 Oct 2020

Evapotranspiration over agroforestry sites in Germany

Christian Markwitz, Alexander Knohl, and Lukas Siebicke

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Agroforestry has been shown to alter the microclimate and to lead to higher carbon sequestration above ground and in the soil. In this study, we investigated the impact of agroforestry systems on system-scale evapotranspiration (ET) due to concerns about increased water losses to the atmosphere. Results showed small differences in annual sums of ET over agroforestry relative to monoculture systems, indicating that agroforestry in Germany can be a land use alternative to monoculture agriculture.
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