Climate control of terrestrial carbon exchange across biomes and continents

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2010

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    Queens College, City University of New York

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Pennsylvania State University

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    Queens College, City University of New York

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    Queens College, City University of New York

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    Lund University

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    Polytechnic Institute of Leiria

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    Duke University

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    Agroscope

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    McMaster University

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    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia, Programa LBA, Campus-II, Manaus—Amazonas 69060, Brazil

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    University of Liège

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    Finnish Meteorological Institute

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    Eötvös Loránd University

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    Climate Research Division

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    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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    Monash University

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    Dresden University of Technology

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    University of British Columbia

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    University of Minnesota

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    Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

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    Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH, UK

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    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

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    National Center for Atmospheric Research

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    National Institute for Agronomic Research

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    University of Toronto

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    University of Toledo

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    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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    University of Edinburgh

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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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    Ohio State University

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    University of Maine

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    Meteorology, Wind Energy Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

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    Université Paris-Sud

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    University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Northern Arizona University

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    Indiana University

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    Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, MD 21037, USA

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    Université Paris-Sud

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    Department of Physical and Earth Science, Worcester State College, 486 Chandler Street Worcester, MA 01602, USA

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    Alterra

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    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

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    University of California, Davis

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    University of Basel

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    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 3M4, Canada

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    University of Bayreuth

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    United States Department of Agriculture

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    Agroscope

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    IASMA Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione E Mach, Environment and Natural Resources Area, San Michele all'Adige, I38010 Trento, Italy

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    University of California, Berkeley

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    University of California, Irvine

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    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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    Dresden University of Technology

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Fudan University

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    University of Innsbruck

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences

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    Colorado State University

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    Hungarian Meteorological Service, H-1675 Budapest, PO Box 39, Hungary

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    University of Liège

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    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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    School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT 0909, Australia

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    Ecosystems, Biosystems Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark

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    Alterra

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    Lund University

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    Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

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    Duke University

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    University College Cork – National University of Ireland

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    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

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    Northern Arizona University

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    Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute

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    Trent University

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    Finnish Meteorological Institute

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    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

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    Lund University

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    Jackson State University

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    National Institute for Agronomic Research

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    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

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    Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology, Division of Ecosystems Processes Lab. of Plants Ecological Physiology, Na Sadkach 7 370 050, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

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    Université Laval

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    University of Florida

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    United States Department of Agriculture

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    Argonne National Laboratory

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    National Research Council of Italy

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    Department of Geography, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada

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    Max Planck Institute

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    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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    Universitá degli Studi di Milano

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    Istituto di Biometeorologia

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    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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    Lund University

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    University of Edinburgh

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    University of Colorado at Boulder

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    Northern Arizona University

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    Alterra Green World Research

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    Zambia Meteorological Department

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    Harvard University

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    CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

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    Institute of Botany and Ecophysiology, Agricultural University of Gödöllô, H-2103 Gödöllô, Páter Károly u. 1, Hungary

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    North Carolina State University

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    San Diego State University

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    Duke University

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    University of Missouri

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    University of California, Davis

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    Universidade Técnica de Lisboa

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    Biosystems Division. Management, Biosystems Division, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

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    Institute of Botany and Ecophysiology, Agricultural University of Gödöllô, H-2103 Gödöllô, Páter Károly u. 1, Hungary

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    Aveiro University

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    Instituto Superior Técnico

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    Harvard University

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    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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    University of California, Irvine

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    Earth System Science Center, National Institute of Space Research, Cachoeira Paulista, SP 12630, Brazil

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    Trent University

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    University of Helsinki

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    Istituto di Biometeorologia

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    McGill University

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    Utah State University

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    Lund University

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    National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)

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    Parque Tecnologico

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    Agricultural Research Council

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    Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK)

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    Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Center European Commission, TP 280, I-21020 Ispra, Italy

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    Duke University

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    Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0206, USA

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    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

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    University of Bayreuth

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    Institute of Botany and Ecophysiology, Agricultural University of Gödöllô, H-2103 Gödöllô, Páter Károly u. 1, Hungary

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    Finnish Meteorological Institute

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    University of Tuscia

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    University of Michigan

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    School of Mathematics, Liaoning Normal University, Dalian 116039, People's Republic of China

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences

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    IMSG@National Center for Environmental Predictions, NOAA, Camp Springs, MD 20746, USA

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    University of California

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences

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    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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    Forest Research, Alice Holt Lodge, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4LH, UK

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    Clark University

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    University of Innsbruck

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    Okayama University, Okayama 700-8530, Japan

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences

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    IASMA Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione E Mach, Environment and Natural Resources Area, San Michele all'Adige, I38010 Trento, Italy

  • Author: Zhao, Bin

    Fudan University

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    Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Understanding the relationships between climate and carbon exchange by terrestrial ecosystems is critical to predict future levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide because of the potential accelerating effects of positive climate–carbon cycle feedbacks. However, directly observed relationships between climate and terrestrial CO2 exchange with the atmosphere across biomes and continents are lacking. Here we present data describing the relationships between net ecosystem exchange of carbon (NEE) and climate factors as measured using the eddy covariance method at 125 unique sites in various ecosystems over six continents with a total of 559 site-years. We find that NEE observed at eddy covariance sites is (1) a strong function of mean annual temperature at mid- and high-latitudes, (2) a strong function of dryness at mid- and low-latitudes, and (3) a function of both temperature and dryness around the mid-latitudinal belt (45°N). The sensitivity of NEE to mean annual temperature breaks down at ~ 16 °C (a threshold value of mean annual temperature), above which no further increase of CO2 uptake with temperature was observed and dryness influence overrules temperature influence.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Research Letters
Publication date2010
Volume5
Issue3
Pages034007
ISSN1748-9326
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Keywords

  • Bio systems, Environment and climate
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