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Challenges in elevated CO2 experiments on forests

Calfapietra, Carlo; Ainsworth, Elizabeth A.; Beier, Claus; De Angelis, Paolo; Ellsworth, David S.; Godbold, Douglas L.; Hendrey, George R.; Hickler, Thomas LU ; Hoosbeek, Marcel R. and Karnosky, David F., et al. (2010) In Trends in Plant Science 15(1). p.5-10
Abstract
Current forest Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiments are reaching completion. Therefore, it is time to define the scientific goals and priorities of future experimental facilities. In this opinion article, we discuss the following three overarching issues (i) What are the most urgent scientific questions and how can they be addressed? (ii) What forest ecosystems should be investigated? (iii) Which other climate change factors should be coupled with elevated CO2 concentrations in future experiments to better predict the effects of climate change? Plantations and natural forests can have conflicting purposes for high productivity and environmental protection. However, in both cases the assessment of carbon balance and how this will be... (More)
Current forest Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiments are reaching completion. Therefore, it is time to define the scientific goals and priorities of future experimental facilities. In this opinion article, we discuss the following three overarching issues (i) What are the most urgent scientific questions and how can they be addressed? (ii) What forest ecosystems should be investigated? (iii) Which other climate change factors should be coupled with elevated CO2 concentrations in future experiments to better predict the effects of climate change? Plantations and natural forests can have conflicting purposes for high productivity and environmental protection. However, in both cases the assessment of carbon balance and how this will be affected by elevated CO2 concentrations and the interacting climate change factors is the most pressing priority for future experiments. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Current forest Free Air CO2 Enrichment (FACE) experiments are reaching completion. Therefore, it is time to define the scientific goals and priorities of future experimental facilities. In this opinion article, we discuss the following three overarching issues (i) What are the most urgent scientific questions and how can they be addressed? (ii) What forest ecosystems should be investigated? (iii) Which other climate change factors should be coupled with elevated CO2 concentrations in future experiments to better predict the effects of climate change? Plantations and natural forests can have conflicting purposes for high productivity and environmental protection. However, in both cases the assessment of carbon balance and how this will be affected by elevated CO2 concentrations and the interacting climate change factors is the most pressing priority for future experiments.},
  author       = {Calfapietra, Carlo and Ainsworth, Elizabeth A. and Beier, Claus and De Angelis, Paolo and Ellsworth, David S. and Godbold, Douglas L. and Hendrey, George R. and Hickler, Thomas and Hoosbeek, Marcel R. and Karnosky, David F. and King, John and Korner, Christian and Leakey, Andrew D. B. and Lewin, Keith F. and Liberloo, Marion and Long, Stephen P. and Lukac, Martin and Matyssek, Rainer and Miglietta, Franco and Nagy, John and Norby, Richard J. and Oren, Ram and Percy, Kevin E. and Rogers, Alistair and Mugnozza, Giuseppe Scarascia and Stitt, Mark and Taylor, Gail and Ceulemans, Reinhart},
  issn         = {1360-1385},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {5--10},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Trends in Plant Science},
  title        = {Challenges in elevated CO2 experiments on forests},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tplants.2009.11.001},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2010},
}