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BG | Volume 15, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 15, 4193–4203, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4193-2018
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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.

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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.
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