Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 19, 2779–2794, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2779-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 2779–2794, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-2779-2022
Research article
02 Jun 2022
Research article | 02 Jun 2022

Response of vegetation and carbon fluxes to brown lemming herbivory in northern Alaska

Jessica Plein et al.

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Tundra vegetation and the carbon balance of Arctic ecosystems can be substantially impacted by herbivory. We tested how herbivory by brown lemmings in individual enclosure plots have impacted carbon exchange of tundra ecosystems via altering carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) fluxes. Lemmings significantly decreased net CO2 uptake while not affecting CH4 emissions. There was no significant difference in the subsequent growing season due to recovery of the vegetation.
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