Articles | Volume 18, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 18, 4841–4853, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4841-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4841–4853, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4841-2021

Research article 30 Aug 2021

Research article | 30 Aug 2021

Effects of elevated CO2 and extreme climatic events on forage quality and in vitro rumen fermentation in permanent grassland

Vincent Niderkorn et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-464', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Jan 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Vincent Niderkorn, 03 Feb 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-464', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Apr 2021) by Paul Stoy
AR by Vincent Niderkorn on behalf of the Authors (31 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Jun 2021) by Paul Stoy
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (18 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish as is (18 Jun 2021) by Paul Stoy
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Short summary
Climate change can change vegetation characteristics in grasslands with a potential impact on forage chemical composition and quality, as well as its use by ruminants. Using controlled conditions mimicking a future climatic scenario, we show that forage quality and ruminant digestion are affected in opposite ways by elevated atmospheric CO2 and an extreme event (heat wave, severe drought), indicating that different factors of climate change have to be considered together.
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