Thornley and Cannell (1996) run a computer model simulating what happens under climate and atmospheric change in a conifer plantation forest. How can their results be explained?
1) All plants died under the increased temperature scenario
2) Nutrient availability can determine how much conifers profit from elevated CO2 and increased temperatures
3) CO2 alone does not increase NPP over time
4) Adding nitrogen fertilizer reduced stemwood volume over time, this indicates that conifers are never nutrient limited
Their results can be explained by statement 2 2) Nutrient availability can determine how much conifers... View the full answer