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Record number 341467
Title Net carbon storage in a popular plantation (POPFACE) after three years of free-air CO2 enrichment
Author(s) Gielen, B.; Calfapietra, C.; Lukac, M.; Wittig, V.E.; Angelis, P. de; Janssens, I.A.; Moscatelli, M.C.; Grego, S.; Cotrufo, M.F.; Godbold, D.; Hoosbeek, M.R.; Long, S.; Miglietta, F.; Polle, A.; Bernacchi, C.; Davey, P.A.; Ceulemans, R.; Scarascia-Mugnozza, G.
Source Tree Physiology 25 (2005)11. - ISSN 0829-318X - p. 1399 - 1408.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/25.11.1399
Department(s) Earth System Science
WIMEK
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) temperature response functions - elevated atmospheric co2 - soil organic-matter - limited photosynthesis - dioxide enrichment - microbial biomass - turnover - forest - populus - dynamics
Abstract A high-density plantation of three genotypes of Populus was exposed to an elevated concentration of carbon dioxide ([CO2]; 550 µmol mol¿1) from planting through canopy closure using a free-air CO2 enrichment (FACE) technique. The FACE treatment stimulated gross primary productivity by 22 and 11% in the second and third years, respectively. Partitioning of extra carbon (C) among C pools of different turnover rates is of critical interest; thus, we calculated net ecosystem productivity (NEP) to determine whether elevated atmospheric [CO2] will enhance net plantation C storage capacity. Free-air CO2 enrichment increased net primary productivity (NPP) of all genotypes by 21% in the second year and by 26% in the third year, mainly because of an increase in the size of C pools with relatively slow turnover rates (i.e., wood). In all genotypes in the FACE treatment, more new soil C was added to the total soil C pool compared with the control treatment. However, more old soil C loss was observed in the FACE treatment compared with the control treatment, possibly due to a priming effect from newly incorporated root litter. FACE did not significantly increase NEP, probably as a result of this priming effect.
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