Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Research article
20 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 20 Apr 2017

Biophysical effects on the interannual variation in carbon dioxide exchange of an alpine meadow on the Tibetan Plateau

Lei Wang, Huizhi Liu, Jihua Sun, and Yaping Shao


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AR by Huizhi LIU on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Mar 2017) by Jianping Huang
ED: Publish as is (27 Mar 2017) by Jianping Huang
Short summary
This study found that the seasonal variation in CO2 exchange over an alpine meadow on the Tibetan Plateau was primarily affected by the seasonal pattern of air temperature, especially in spring and autumn. The annual net ecosystem exchange decreased with mean annual temperature, and then increased when the gross primary production became saturated. This study contributes to the response of the alpine meadow ecosystem to global warming.
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