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Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold‐edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions

Overview of attention for article published in New Phytologist, April 2015
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Title
Moisture rivals temperature in limiting photosynthesis by trees establishing beyond their cold‐edge range limit under ambient and warmed conditions
Published in
New Phytologist, April 2015
DOI 10.1111/nph.13422
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Authors

Andrew B. Moyes, Matthew J. Germino, Lara M. Kueppers

Abstract

Climate change is altering plant species distributions globally, and warming is expected to promote uphill shifts in mountain trees. However, at many cold-edge range limits, such as alpine treelines in the western United States, tree establishment may be colimited by low temperature and low moisture, making recruitment patterns with warming difficult to predict. We measured response functions linking carbon (C) assimilation and temperature- and moisture-related microclimatic factors for limber pine (Pinus flexilis) seedlings growing in a heating × watering experiment within and above the alpine treeline. We then extrapolated these response functions using observed microclimate conditions to estimate the net effects of warming and associated soil drying on C assimilation across an entire growing season. Moisture and temperature limitations were each estimated to reduce potential growing season C gain from a theoretical upper limit by 15-30% (c. 50% combined). Warming above current treeline conditions provided relatively little benefit to modeled net assimilation, whereas assimilation was sensitive to either wetter or drier conditions. Summer precipitation may be at least as important as temperature in constraining C gain by establishing subalpine trees at and above current alpine treelines as seasonally dry subalpine and alpine ecosystems continue to warm.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 1%
Unknown 86 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 25%
Student > Master 18 21%
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 6%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 12 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 35 40%
Environmental Science 26 30%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 17 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 May 2015.
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#12,382,933
of 19,419,692 outputs
Outputs from New Phytologist
#6,484
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Outputs of similar age
#128,442
of 239,425 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Phytologist
#110
of 141 outputs
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