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On the need to consider wood formation processes in global vegetation models and a suggested approach

Abstract : Key messageDynamic global vegetation models are key tools for interpreting and forecasting the responses ofterrestrial ecosystems to climatic variation and other drivers. They estimate plant growth as the outcome of thesupply of carbon through photosynthesis. However, growth is itself under direct control, and not simply controlled bythe amount of available carbon. Therefore predictions by current photosynthesis-driven models of large increases infuture vegetation biomass due to increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2may be significant over-estimations.We describe how current understanding of wood formation can be used to reformulate global vegetation models,with potentially major implications for their behaviour.
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Andrew Friend, Annemarie Eckes-Shephard, Patrick Fonti, Tim Rademacher, Cyrille Rathgeber, et al.. On the need to consider wood formation processes in global vegetation models and a suggested approach. Annals of Forest Science, Springer Nature (since 2011)/EDP Science (until 2010), 2019, 76 (2), ⟨10.1007/s13595-019-0819-x⟩. ⟨hal-03078834⟩

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