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Intrinsic climate dependency of ecosystem light and water-use-efficiencies across Australian biomes

Shi, Hao, Li, Longhui, Eamus, Derek, Cleverly, James, Huete, Alfredo, Beringer, Jason, Yu, Qiang, van Gorsel, Eva and Hutley, Lindsay (2014). Intrinsic climate dependency of ecosystem light and water-use-efficiencies across Australian biomes. Environmental Research Letters,9(10 - Articel No. 104002).

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Title Intrinsic climate dependency of ecosystem light and water-use-efficiencies across Australian biomes
Author Shi, Hao
Li, Longhui
Eamus, Derek
Cleverly, James
Huete, Alfredo
Beringer, Jason
Yu, Qiang
van Gorsel, Eva
Hutley, Lindsay
Journal Name Environmental Research Letters
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 10 - Articel No. 104002
ISSN 1748-9326   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84907894116
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract The sensitivity of ecosystem gross primary production (GPP) to availability of water and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) differs among biomes. Here we investigated variations of ecosystem light-use-efficiency (eLUE: GPP/PAR) and water-use-efficiency (eWUE: GPP/evapotranspiration) among seven Australian eddy covariance sites with differing annual precipitation, species composition and temperature. Changes to both eLUE and eWUE were primarily correlated with atmospheric vapor pressure deficit (VPD) at multiple temporal scales across biomes, with minor additional correlations observed with soil moisture and temperature. The effects of leaf area index on eLUE and eWUE were also relatively weak compared to VPD, indicating an intrinsic dependency of eLUE and eWUE on climate. Additionally, eLUE and eWUE were statistically different for biomes between summer and winter, except eWUE for savannas and the grassland. These findings will improve our understanding of how light- and water-use traits in Australian ecosystems may respond to climate change.
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