Journal article

Complex spatiotemporal responses of global terrestrial primary production to climate change and increasing atmospheric CO2 in the 21st century.

Shufen Pan, Hanqin Tian, Shree RS Dangal, Chi Zhang, Jia Yang, Bo Tao, Zhiyun Ouyang, Xiaoke Wang, Chaoqun Lu, Wei Ren, Kamaljit Banger, Qichun Yang, Bowen Zhang, Xia Li

PLOS ONE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Quantitative information on the response of global terrestrial net primary production (NPP) to climate change and increasing atmospheric CO2 is essential for climate change adaptation and mitigation in the 21st century. Using a process-based ecosystem model (the Dynamic Land Ecosystem Model, DLEM), we quantified the magnitude and spatiotemporal variations of contemporary (2000s) global NPP, and projected its potential responses to climate and CO2 changes in the 21st century under the Special Report on Emission Scenarios (SRES) A2 and B1 of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We estimated a global terrestrial NPP of 54.6 (52.8-56.4) PgC yr(-1) as a result of multiple factors dur..

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