Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 19, 491–515, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 491–515, 2022

Research article 28 Jan 2022

Research article | 28 Jan 2022

Thirty-eight years of CO2 fertilization has outpaced growing aridity to drive greening of Australian woody ecosystems

Sami W. Rifai et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-218', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sami Rifai, 03 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-218', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sami Rifai, 03 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (18 Nov 2021) by Serita Frey
AR by Sami Rifai on behalf of the Authors (19 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (10 Dec 2021) by Serita Frey
Short summary
Australia's woody ecosystems have experienced widespread greening despite a warming climate and repeated record-breaking droughts and heat waves. Increasing atmospheric CO2 increases plant water use efficiency, yet quantifying the CO2 effect is complicated due to co-occurring effects of global change. Here we harmonized a 38-year satellite record to separate the effects of climate change, land use change, and disturbance to quantify the CO2 fertilization effect on the greening phenomenon.
Final-revised paper