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- Griffis, T. J.; Baker, J. M.; Sargent, S. D.; Erickson, M.; Corcoran, J.; Chen, M.; Billmark, K.
- Global biogeochemical cycles 2010 v.24 no.4 pp. 1
- C3 photosynthesis; C3 plants; C4 photosynthesis; C4 plants; biofuels; carbon; carbon dioxide; carbon sinks; cropland; drought; eddy covariance; energy crops; gas exchange; growing season; land use change; landscapes; models; soil water content; spring; stable isotopes; vegetation; Minnesota
- ... Agricultural crops with a C4 photosynthetic pathway rapidly expanded across North America as early as 800 A.D. Their distribution continues to expand globally as demands for food and biofuel production increase. These systems are highly productive, having a significant impact on carbon and water exchange between the land and atmosphere. Here, we investigate the relative impact of agricultural C4 v ...