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Fine-Root Growth Response

  • J. Devereux Joslin
  • Mark H. Wolfe
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 166)

Abstract

Long-term changes in soil-water regimes resulting from climate change could have profound effects, not only on aboveground ecosystem processes and productivity but also on belowground processes. Such belowground effects would have corresponding impacts upon nutrient and carbon cycling in forest ecosystems (McClaugherty et al. 1982; Nadelhoffer et al. 1985; Joslin and Henderson 1987; Hendrick and Pregitzer 1996a; Joslin et al. 2000). The ability of forest ecosystems to survive and adapt to changes in climate will depend in part on how plants balance resources among photosynthetic organs, stems and branches, reproductive organs, and root systems in a complex process that plant physiologists have long been struggling to understand (Bradford and Hsiao 1982; Kramer 1983).

Keywords

Fine Root Root Elongation Lower Slope Root Production Root Length Density 
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