Homeostatic Adjustment of Loblolly Pine to CO2 Enrichment Metadata

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  • Main Title Homeostatic Adjustment of Loblolly Pine to CO2 Enrichment


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE - Office of Energy Research (ER)


  • Name: WVU Research Corporation
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2003-03-15


  • English


  • Content Description: We found that exposure of an intact pine forest (Duke FACTS1 experiment) to an increase in atmospheric CO2 of 200 ul(sup -1) operating through a sustained increase of photosynthesis, caused a 27% increase in net primary production and a 41% stimulation in net ecosystem production. A stimulation of this magnitude would store ~10% of the fossil fuel CO2 in the atmosphere by the year 2050. This series of physiological measurements provided new insights into processes regulating the forest carbon cycle under elevated CO2. Combined with ongoing measurements of tree growth data from this research contributes to a dynamic forest carbon budget that provides a benchmark for other modeling and empirical studies.
  • Physical Description: 4 pages


  • Keyword: Forests
  • Keyword: Pines
  • Keyword: Trees
  • Keyword: Simulation
  • STI Subject Categories: 29 Energy Planning, Policy And Economy
  • Keyword: Carbon Cycle
  • Keyword: Ecosystems
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Stimulation
  • Keyword: Benchmarks
  • Keyword: Carbon
  • Keyword: Fossil Fuels
  • Keyword: Photosynthesis


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: NONE
  • Grant Number: FG02-95ER62124
  • DOI: 10.2172/899939
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 899939
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc889831