Carbonyl sulfide (OCS), the most abundant sulfur gas in the atmosphere, has a summer minimum associated with uptake by vegetation and soils, closely correlated with CO 2 . We report the first direct measurements to our knowledge of the ecosystem flux of OCS throughout an annual cycle, at a mixed temperate forest. The forest took… More

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Although it may be difficult for us to observe in our short lifetimes, the composition of trees in a forest can be a very variable thing. When a forest is clear-cut or thinned by fire, the first trees to rebound are often the fastest growing—those that can sprout quicker than their competitors. However, over time,… More

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Significant climate risks are associated with a positive carbon–temperature feedback in northern latitude carbon-rich ecosystems, making an accurate analysis of human impacts on the net greenhouse gas balance of wetlands a priority. Here, we provide a coherent assessment of the climate footprint of a network of wetland sites based on simultaneous and quasi-continuous ecosystem observations… More

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Given that forests represent the primary terrestrial sink for atmospheric CO2, projections of future carbon (C) storage hinge on forest responses to climate variation. Models of gross primary production (GPP) responses to water stress are commonly based on remotely sensed changes in canopy ‘greenness’ (e.g., normalized difference vegetation index; NDVI). However, many forests have low… More

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We just closed out our water year for the Tonzi and Vaira Ranches, and despite enduring another drought year, these systems seem well adapted to long dry periods. Here are the preliminary sums site season_yr annual_NEE annual_Reco annual_GPP Vaira 2014 -159.2 481.9 641.1 Tower 2014 -145.6 713.1 858.5

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