Development of Plant Function Types for Studying Impact of Green House Gases on Terrestrial Ecosystems

J. S. Pandey
P. Khanna

DOI: 10.2190/17V1-2XPB-7T9Y-AAVE


Increasing carbon dioxide concentrations and associated climatic changes have pronounced effects on carbon storage in ecosystems. This, in turn, is likely to affect C/N ratios of the plant material with possible effects on decomposition cycles. Hence, it becomes important that at local levels mechanisms of CO2 interactions with water, light, nutrients and temperature should be investigated, and the effects integrated in order to quantify the cumulative impact of CO2 increase on biomass production. This article discusses importance of parameter ā€˜Gā€™ in connection with maximum increments in plant volume, and provides models for certain important Indian species.

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