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|A comprehensive framework for seasonal controls of leaf abscission and productivity in evergreen broadleaved tropical and subtropical forests|
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|Author: Xueqin Yang,Jianping Wu,Xiuzhi Chen,Philippe Ciais,Fabienne Maignan,Wenping Yuan,Shilong Piao,Song Yang,Fanxi Gong,Yongxian Su,Yuhang Dai,Liyang Liu,Haicheng Zhang,Damien Bonal,Hui Liu,Guixing Chen,Haibo Lu,Shengbiao et al.|
Relationships among productivity, leaf phenology, and seasonal variation in moisture and light availability are poorly understood for evergreen broadleaved tropical/subtropical forests, which contribute 25% of terrestrial productivity. On the one hand, as moisture availability declines, trees shed leaves to reduce transpiration and the risk of hydraulic failure. On the other hand, increases in light availability promote the replacement of senescent leaves to increase productivity. Here, we provide a comprehensive framework that relates the seasonality of climate, leaf abscission, and leaf productivity across the evergreen broadleaved tropical/subtropical forest biome.
Yang X., Wu J., Chen X., et al. (2021). A comprehensive framework for seasonal controls of leaf abscission and productivity in evergreen, broadleaved tropical and subtropical forests. The Innovation. 2(4),100154.