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Title:Effects of Growth Environment on Aboveground Carbon Budgets in Ponderosa Pine
Author(s):Carey, Eileen Veronica
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):DeLucia, Evan H.
Department / Program:Plant Biology
Discipline:Plant Biology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Biology, Plant Physiology
Abstract:In a separate study I measured ponderosa pine saplings grown in CO$\sb2$-enriched atmospheres. Trees grown under elevated CO$\sb2$ concentrations (ambient + 350 ppm) had higher temperature coefficients of respiration than trees grown under current ambient concentrations (approx. 350 ppm) and this translated into greater time-integrated respiration in high CO$\sb2$-grown trees. Increases in stem R$\rm\sb{m}$ suggested by my data, in response to increased temperature, climate-induced changes in biomass allocation, and increased atmospheric CO$\sb2$ concentration, could have a significant effect on future forest carbon flux.
Issue Date:1997
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:101 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87061
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9737063
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1997


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