Submitted to: Society for Range Management Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/25/2009
Publication Date: 2/22/2010
Citation: Dijkstra, F.A., Morgan, J.A., Pendall, E. 2010. Carbon Cycling in Grasslands: Effects of Climate Change. In: Proceedings of the Society of Range Management and Weed Science Society of America joint annual meeting, "Working landscapes, providing for the future." Abstract SYM-206. p. 845. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Large amounts of carbon are stored in grassland soils, which can potentially buffer or exacerbate climate change depending on interacting climate factors. Here we discuss results from several grassland field studies examining the effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment and/or temperature rise on carbon cycling. We assess important mechanisms and identify critical knowledge gaps regarding the effects of climate change on carbon cycling in grassland ecosystems.