Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
BG | Volume 15, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 15, 4193–4203, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4193-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 15, 4193–4203, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4193-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Jul 2018

Research article | 11 Jul 2018

The strategies of water–carbon regulation of plants in a subtropical primary forest on karst soils in China

Jing Wang et al.
Download
Interactive discussion
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Jun 2018) by Zhongjun Jia
AR by Xue-Fa Wen on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (25 Jun 2018) by Zhongjun Jia
AR by Xue-Fa Wen on behalf of the Authors (02 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The different contributions of gs, gm, and Vcmax to A indicated that plants utilized diverse trade-offs between CO2 supply and demand to maintain relatively high A. The iWUE was relatively low, but ranged widely, indicating that plants used a "profligate/opportunistic" water use strategy to maintain their survival, growth, and the structure of the community. These findings highlight the importance of covariation of gs, gm, and Vcmax for the adaptation of plants to the harsh karst environment.
The different contributions of gs, gm, and Vcmax to A indicated that plants utilized diverse...
Citation