Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 18, 2957–2979, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2957-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2957–2979, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2957-2021

Research article 17 May 2021

Research article | 17 May 2021

Climate change and elevated CO2 favor forest over savanna under different future scenarios in South Asia

Dushyant Kumar et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (30 Aug 2020) by Eyal Rotenberg
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (03 Sep 2020) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Dushyant Kumar on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2020)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (26 Oct 2020) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Dushyant Kumar on behalf of the Authors (07 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 Jan 2021) by Eyal Rotenberg
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Feb 2021) by Eyal Rotenberg
RR by Hisashi Sato (15 Feb 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (28 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Mar 2021) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Dushyant Kumar on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Apr 2021) by Eyal Rotenberg
AR by Dushyant Kumar on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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In this paper, we investigated the impact of climate change and rising CO2 on biomes using a vegetation model in South Asia, an often neglected region in global modeling studies. Understanding these impacts guides ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation. Our results indicate that savanna regions are at high risk of woody encroachment and transitioning into the forest, and the bioclimatic envelopes of biomes need adjustments to account for shifts caused by climate change and CO2.
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