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- Boer, Matthias M., et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Global change biology 2016 v.22 no.4 pp. 1666-1676
- Eucalyptus; canopy; carbon dioxide; climate change; ecosystems; energy balance; forests; free air carbon dioxide enrichment; leaf area index; leaves; longevity; models; plant litter; rain; subtropics; transmittance; water use efficiency; woodlands
- ... Canopy leaf area, quantified by the leaf area index (L), is a crucial driver of forest productivity, water use and energy balance. Because L responds to environmental drivers, it can represent an important feedback to climate change, but its responses to rising atmospheric [CO₂] and water availability of forests have been poorly quantified. We studied canopy leaf area dynamics for 28 months in a n ...