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Pasture degradation modifies the water and carbon cycles of the Tibetan highlands

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dc.contributor.author Babel W.
dc.contributor.author Biermann T.
dc.contributor.author Coners H.
dc.contributor.author Falge E.
dc.contributor.author Seeber E.
dc.contributor.author Ingrisch J.
dc.contributor.author Schleuß P.
dc.contributor.author Gerken T.
dc.contributor.author Leonbacher J.
dc.contributor.author Leipold T.
dc.contributor.author Willinghöfer S.
dc.contributor.author Schützenmeister K.
dc.contributor.author Shibistova O.
dc.contributor.author Becker L.
dc.contributor.author Hafner S.
dc.contributor.author Spielvogel S.
dc.contributor.author Li X.
dc.contributor.author Xu X.
dc.contributor.author Sun Y.
dc.contributor.author Zhang L.
dc.contributor.author Yang Y.
dc.contributor.author Ma Y.
dc.contributor.author Wesche K.
dc.contributor.author Graf H.
dc.contributor.author Leuschner C.
dc.contributor.author Guggenberger G.
dc.contributor.author Kuzyakov Y.
dc.contributor.author Miehe G.
dc.contributor.author Foken T.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-18T20:24:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-18T20:24:21Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.issn 1726-4170
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.kpfu.ru/xmlui/handle/net/139545
dc.description.abstract © Author(s) 2014. The Tibetan Plateau has a significant role with regard to atmospheric circulation and the monsoon in particular. Changes between a closed plant cover and open bare soil are one of the striking effects of land use degradation observed with unsustainable range management or climate change, but experiments investigating changes of surface properties and processes together with atmospheric feedbacks are rare and have not been undertaken in the world's two largest alpine ecosystems, the alpine steppe and the Kobresia pygmaea pastures of the Tibetan Plateau. We connected measurements of micro-lysimeter, chamber, 13C labelling, and eddy covariance and combined the observations with land surface and atmospheric models, adapted to the highland conditions. This allowed us to analyse how three degradation stages affect the water and carbon cycle of pastures on the landscape scale within the core region of the Kobresia pygmaea ecosystem. The study revealed that increasing degradation of the Kobresia turf affects carbon allocation and strongly reduces the carbon uptake, compromising the function of Kobresia pastures as a carbon sink. Pasture degradation leads to a shift from transpiration to evaporation while a change in the sum of evapotranspiration over a longer period cannot be confirmed. The results show an earlier onset of convection and cloud generation, likely triggered by a shift in evapotranspiration timing when dominated by evaporation. Consequently, precipitation starts earlier and clouds decrease the incoming solar radiation. In summary, the changes in surface properties by pasture degradation found on the highland have a significant influence on larger scales.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Biogeosciences
dc.title Pasture degradation modifies the water and carbon cycles of the Tibetan highlands
dc.type Article
dc.relation.ispartofseries-issue 23
dc.relation.ispartofseries-volume 11
dc.collection Публикации сотрудников КФУ
dc.relation.startpage 6633
dc.source.id SCOPUS17264170-2014-11-23-SID84919363203

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