Environmental Humidity Regulates Effects of Experimental Warming on Vegetation Index and Biomass Production in an Alpine Meadow of the Northern Tibet
Fu, G; Shen, ZX
2016
Source PublicationPLOS ONE
ISSN1932-6203
Volume11Issue:10Pages:-
AbstractUncertainty about responses of vegetation index, aboveground biomass (AGB) and gross primary production (GPP) limits our ability to predict how climatic warming will influence plant growth in alpine regions. A field warming experiment was conducted in an alpine meadow at a low (4313 m), mid-(4513 m) and high elevation (4693 m) in the Northern Tibet since May 2010. Growing season vapor pressure deficit (VPD), soil temperature (T-s) and air temperature (T-a) decreased with increasing elevation, while growing season precipitation, soil moisture (SM), normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), soil adjusted vegetation index (SAVI), AGB and GPP increased with increasing elevation. The growing season Ta, T-s and VPD in 2015 was greater than that in 2014, while the growing season precipitation, SM, NDVI, SAVI, AGB and GPP in 2015 was lower than that in 2014, respectively. Compared to the mean air temperature and precipitation during the growing season in 1963-2015, it was a warmer and wetter year in 2014 and a warmer and drier year in 2015. Experimental warming increased growing season T-s, T-a, VPD, but decreased growing season SM in 2014-2015 at all the three elevations. Experimental warming only reduced growing season NDVI, SAVI, AGB and GPP at the low elevation in 2015. Growing season NDVI, SAVI, AGB and GPP increased with increasing SM and precipitation, but decreased with increasing VPD, indicating vegetation index and biomass production increased with environmental humidity. The VPD explained more variation of growing season NDVI, SAVI, AGB and GPP compared to T-s, T-a and SM at all the three elevations. Therefore, environmental humidity regulated the effect of experimental warming on vegetation index and biomass production in alpine meadows on the Tibetan Plateau.
SubtypeJournal
Subject AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics
WOS Subject ExtendedMultidisciplinary Sciences
WOS KeywordCONTRASTING LIGHT CONDITIONS ; KOBRESIA-HUMILIS MEADOW ; SOIL RESPIRATION ; SHORT-TERM ; NORTHWESTERN SICHUAN ; SPECIES COMPOSITION ; CONIFEROUS FOREST ; CLIMATIC FACTORS ; ABIES-FAXONIANA ; WESTERN SICHUAN
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000386711100051
PublisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/44166
Collection生态系统网络观测与模拟院重点实验室_生态网络实验室
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Fu, G,Shen, ZX. Environmental Humidity Regulates Effects of Experimental Warming on Vegetation Index and Biomass Production in an Alpine Meadow of the Northern Tibet[J]. PLOS ONE,2016,11(10):-.
APA Fu, G,&Shen, ZX.(2016).Environmental Humidity Regulates Effects of Experimental Warming on Vegetation Index and Biomass Production in an Alpine Meadow of the Northern Tibet.PLOS ONE,11(10),-.
MLA Fu, G,et al."Environmental Humidity Regulates Effects of Experimental Warming on Vegetation Index and Biomass Production in an Alpine Meadow of the Northern Tibet".PLOS ONE 11.10(2016):-.
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