Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2012
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2012

Day and night warming have different effect on root lifespan

W. M. Bai, J. Y. Xia, S. Q. Wan, W. H. Zhang, and L. H. Li

Related subject area

Biogeochemistry: Organic Biogeochemistry
Recently fixed carbon fuels microbial activity several meters below the soil surface
Andrea Scheibe, Carlos A. Sierra, and Marie Spohn
Biogeosciences, 20, 827–838,,, 2023
Short summary
Environmental and hydrologic controls on sediment and organic carbon export from a subalpine catchment: insights from a time series
Melissa Sophia Schwab, Hannah Gies, Chantal Valérie Freymond, Maarten Lupker, Negar Haghipour, and Timothy Ian Eglinton
Biogeosciences, 19, 5591–5616,,, 2022
Short summary
Climate and geology overwrite land use effects on soil organic nitrogen cycling on a continental scale
Lisa Noll, Shasha Zhang, Qing Zheng, Yuntao Hu, Florian Hofhansl, and Wolfgang Wanek
Biogeosciences, 19, 5419–5433,,, 2022
Short summary
Compositions of dissolved organic matter in the ice-covered waters above the Aurora hydrothermal vent system, Gakkel Ridge, Arctic Ocean
Muhammed Fatih Sert, Helge Niemann, Eoghan P. Reeves, Mats A. Granskog, Kevin P. Hand, Timo Kekäläinen, Janne Jänis, Pamela E. Rossel, Bénédicte Ferré, Anna Silyakova, and Friederike Gründger
Biogeosciences, 19, 2101–2120,,, 2022
Short summary
Organic matter characteristics of a rapidly eroding permafrost cliff in NE Siberia (Lena Delta, Laptev Sea region)
Charlotte Haugk, Loeka L. Jongejans, Kai Mangelsdorf, Matthias Fuchs, Olga Ogneva, Juri Palmtag, Gesine Mollenhauer, Paul J. Mann, P. Paul Overduin, Guido Grosse, Tina Sanders, Robyn E. Tuerena, Lutz Schirrmeister, Sebastian Wetterich, Alexander Kizyakov, Cornelia Karger, and Jens Strauss
Biogeosciences, 19, 2079–2094,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Alward, R. D., Detling, J. K., and Milchunas. D. G.: Grassland vegetation changes and nocturnal global warming, Science, 316, 229–231, 1999.
Anderson, L. J., Comas, L. H., Lakso, A. N., and Eissenstat, D. M.: Multiple risk factors in root survivorship: a 4-year study in Concord grape, New Phytol., 158, 489–501, 2003.
Bai, W. M., Wan, S. Q., Niu, S. L., Liu, W. X., Chen, Q. S., Wang, Q. B., Zhang, W. H., Han, X. G., and Li, L. H.: Increased temperature and precipitation interact to affect root production, mortality, and turnover in a temperate steppe: Implications for ecosystem C cycling, Global Change Biol., 16, 1306–1316, 2010.
Bai, W. M., Wang, Z. W., Chen, Q. S., Zhang, W. H., and Li, L. H.: Spatial and temporal effects of nitrogen addition on root life span of Leymus chinensis in a typical steppe of Inner Mongolia, Funct. Ecol., 22, 583–591, 2008.
Beier, C., Emmett, B. A., Penuelas, J., Schmidt, I. K., Tietema, A., Estiarte, M., Gundersen, P., Llorens, L., Riis-Nielsen, T., Sowerby, A., and Gorissen, A.: Carbon and nitrogen cycles in European ecosystems respond differently to global warming, Sci. Total. Environ., 407, 692–697, 2008.
Final-revised paper