Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4817-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4817-2021
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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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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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