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Title: Fast assimilate turnover revealed by in situ 13CO2 pulse labelling in Subarctic tundra
Authors: Subke, Jens-Arne
Heinemeyer, Andreas
Vallack, Harry W
Ineson, Phil
Leronni, Vincenzo
Baxter, Robert
Contact Email: jens-arne.subke@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Carbon cycle
GPP partitioning
Stable isotopes
Tundra biome
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Subke J, Heinemeyer A, Vallack HW, Ineson P, Leronni V & Baxter R (2012) Fast assimilate turnover revealed by in situ 13CO2 pulse labelling in Subarctic tundra, Polar Biology, 35 (8), pp. 1209-1219.
Abstract: Climatic changes in Arctic regions are likely to have significant impacts on vegetation composition and physiological responses of different plant types, with implications for the regional carbon (C) cycle. Here, we explore differences in allocation and turnover of assimilated C in two Subarctic tundra communities. We used an in situ 13C pulse at mid-summer in Swedish Lapland to investigate C allocation and turnover in four contrasting tundra plant communities. We found a high rate of turnover of assimilated C in leaf tissues of Betula nana and graminoid vegetation at the height of the growing season, with a mean residence time of pulse-derived 13C of 1.1 and 0.7 days, respectively. One week after the pulse, c. 20 and 15%, respectively, of assimilated label-C remained in leaf biomass, representing most likely allocation to structural biomass. For the perennial leaf tissue of the graminoid communities, a remainder of approximately 5% of the pulse-derived C was still traceable after 1 year, whereas none was detectable in Betula foliage. The results indicatea relatively fast C turnover and small belowground allocation during the active growing season of recent assimilates in graminoid communities, with comparatively slower turnover and greater investment in belowground allocation by B. nana vegetation
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/6226
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00300-012-1167-6
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Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
University of York
University of York
University of York
University of Bari, Italy
Durham University

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