Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Research article
26 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2021

Cushion bog plant community responses to passive warming in southern Patagonia

Verónica Pancotto, David Holl, Julio Escobar, María Florencia Castagnani, and Lars Kutzbach


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 May 2021) by Trevor Keenan
AR by David Holl on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 May 2021) by Trevor Keenan
RR by Tariq Munir (27 May 2021)
ED: Publish as is (02 Jun 2021) by Trevor Keenan
Short summary
We investigated the response of a wetland plant community to elevated temperature conditions in a cushion bog on Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. We measured carbon dioxide fluxes at experimentally warmed plots and at control plots. Warmed plant communities sequestered between 55 % and 85 % less carbon dioxide than untreated control cushions over the main growing season. Our results suggest that even moderate future warming could decrease the carbon sink function of austral cushion bogs.
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