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Anders Ahlström

Anders Ahlström

Senior lecturer

Anders Ahlström

Semiarid ecosystems

Author

  • Ana Bastos
  • Victoria Naipal
  • Anders Ahlström
  • Natasha MacBean
  • William Kolby Smith
  • Benjamin Poulter

Summary, in English

• Semiarid regions control a large fraction of the interannual variability in the global terrestrial CO2 sink and of atmospheric CO2 growth rate. • Semiarid ecosystems are characterized by recurring disturbances that alter the regional C budgets. As disturbances are expected to become more frequent or intense in the future, quantifying their contribution to semiarid C balance is crucial. • We review the most current knowledge pertaining to estimates of greenhouse gas components in semiarid regions and discuss uncertainties associated with these measurements and models.

Department/s

  • Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • MERGE: ModElling the Regional and Global Earth system

Publishing year

2022-01-01

Language

English

Pages

311-335

Publication/Series

Balancing Greenhouse Gas Budgets : Accounting for Natural and Anthropogenic Flows of CO2 and other Trace Gases

Document type

Book chapter

Publisher

ScienceDirect, Elsevier

Topic

  • Climate Research

Keywords

  • Carbon budget
  • Drought
  • Erosion
  • Fires
  • Semiarid

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9780128149539
  • ISBN: 9780128149522