Tundra in the Rain: Differential vegetation responses to three years of experimentally doubled summer precipitation in Siberian shrub and Swedish bog tundra.

F. Keuper, F.W. Parmentier, D. Blok, P.M. van Bodegom, E. Dorrepaal, J.R. van Hal, R.S.P van Logtestijn, R. Aerts

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Abstract

Precipitation amounts and patterns at high latitude sites have been predicted to change as a result of global climatic changes. We addressed vegetation responses to three years of experimentally increased summer precipitation in two previously unaddressed tundra types: Betula nana-dominated shrub tundra (northeast Siberia) and a dry Sphagnum fuscum-dominated bog (northern Sweden). Positive responses to approximately doubled ambient precipitation (an increase of 200 mm year
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-280
JournalAMBIO: A Journal of the Human Environment
Volume41
Issue numbersuppl. 3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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