Impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics
Impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics
Editor(s): J. Xiao, S. Liu, and P. Stoy
Extreme climate events (e.g., drought, heat and cold waves) and disturbances (e.g., fire, hurricane, and insect outbreaks) substantially affect carbon cycle processes. However, their impacts on terrestrial carbon dynamics over landscapes, regions, and continents are not well understood. The contributions of this special issue investigate and quantify the impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on the terrestrial carbon dynamics over various spatial and temporal scales using observations (e.g., eddy covariance flux measurements, and national inventories), remote sensing, state-of-the-art modeling approaches (e.g., ecosystem models, upscaling methods), and model-data fusion techniques. This special issue is timely and valuable to the research communities of carbon and global change, and will play a critical role in our understanding of how extreme climate events and disturbances influence the terrestrial carbon cycle.

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22 Jun 2016
Preface: Impacts of extreme climate events and disturbances on carbon dynamics
Jingfeng Xiao, Shuguang Liu, and Paul C. Stoy
Biogeosciences, 13, 3665–3675,,, 2016
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27 Jan 2015
Moderate forest disturbance as a stringent test for gap and big-leaf models
B. Bond-Lamberty, J. P. Fisk, J. A. Holm, V. Bailey, G. Bohrer, and C. M. Gough
Biogeosciences, 12, 513–526,,, 2015
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16 Dec 2014
Drought impact on carbon and water cycling in a Mediterranean Quercus suber L. woodland during the extreme drought event in 2012
A. Piayda, M. Dubbert, C. Rebmann, O. Kolle, F. Costa e Silva, A. Correia, J. S. Pereira, C. Werner, and M. Cuntz
Biogeosciences, 11, 7159–7178,,, 2014
04 Dec 2014
Quantifying the effects of harvesting on carbon fluxes and stocks in northern temperate forests
W. Wang, J. Xiao, S. V. Ollinger, A. R. Desai, J. Chen, and A. Noormets
Biogeosciences, 11, 6667–6682,,, 2014
01 Dec 2014
Contrasting effects of invasive insects and fire on ecosystem water use efficiency
K. L. Clark, N. S. Skowronski, M. R. Gallagher, H. Renninger, and K. V. R. Schäfer
Biogeosciences, 11, 6509–6523,,, 2014
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02 Oct 2014
Typhoons exert significant but differential impacts on net ecosystem carbon exchange of subtropical mangrove forests in China
H. Chen, W. Lu, G. Yan, S. Yang, and G. Lin
Biogeosciences, 11, 5323–5333,,, 2014
13 Jun 2014
Impacts of extreme precipitation and seasonal changes in precipitation on plants
M. J. B. Zeppel, J. V. Wilks, and J. D. Lewis
Biogeosciences, 11, 3083–3093,,, 2014
16 May 2014
Impacts of droughts on carbon sequestration by China's terrestrial ecosystems from 2000 to 2011
Y. Liu, Y. Zhou, W. Ju, S. Wang, X. Wu, M. He, and G. Zhu
Biogeosciences, 11, 2583–2599,,, 2014
07 Mar 2014
Quantifying the role of fire in the Earth system – Part 2: Impact on the net carbon balance of global terrestrial ecosystems for the 20th century
F. Li, B. Bond-Lamberty, and S. Levis
Biogeosciences, 11, 1345–1360,,, 2014
13 Dec 2013
Simulating boreal forest carbon dynamics after stand-replacing fire disturbance: insights from a global process-based vegetation model
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Biogeosciences, 10, 8233–8252,,, 2013
12 Dec 2013
Simulated impacts of mountain pine beetle and wildfire disturbances on forest vegetation composition and carbon stocks in the Southern Rocky Mountains
M. K. Caldwell, T. J. Hawbaker, J. S. Briggs, P. W. Cigan, and S. Stitt
Biogeosciences, 10, 8203–8222,,, 2013
16 Aug 2013
Short-term cropland responses to temperature extreme events during late winter
G. De Simon, G. Alberti, G. Delle Vedove, A. Peressotti, A. Zaldei, and F. Miglietta
Biogeosciences, 10, 5545–5553,,, 2013
15 Aug 2013
Carbon balance of a partially harvested mixed conifer forest following mountain pine beetle attack and its comparison to a clear-cut
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Biogeosciences, 10, 5451–5463,,, 2013
09 Aug 2013
Impact of western Siberia heat wave 2012 on greenhouse gases and trace metal concentration in thaw lakes of discontinuous permafrost zone
O. S. Pokrovsky, L. S. Shirokova, S. N. Kirpotin, S. P. Kulizhsky, and S. N. Vorobiev
Biogeosciences, 10, 5349–5365,,, 2013
08 Aug 2013
The use of forest stand age information in an atmospheric CO2 inversion applied to North America
F. Deng, J. M. Chen, Y. Pan, W. Peters, R. Birdsey, K. McCullough, and J. Xiao
Biogeosciences, 10, 5335–5348,,, 2013
18 Jun 2013
Responses of soil respiration and its temperature/moisture sensitivity to precipitation in three subtropical forests in southern China
H. Jiang, Q. Deng, G. Zhou, D. Hui, D. Zhang, S. Liu, G. Chu, and J. Li
Biogeosciences, 10, 3963–3982,,, 2013
05 Jun 2013
A meta-analysis on the impacts of partial cutting on forest structure and carbon storage
D. Zhou, S. Q. Zhao, S. Liu, and J. Oeding
Biogeosciences, 10, 3691–3703,,, 2013
11 Mar 2013
Decreased carbon limitation of litter respiration in a mortality-affected piñon–juniper woodland
E. Berryman, J. D. Marshall, T. Rahn, M. Litvak, and J. Butnor
Biogeosciences, 10, 1625–1634,,, 2013
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