Biodiversity meets the atmosphere: A global view of forest canopies

C. H.P. Ozanne, D. Anhuf, S. L. Boulter, H. Keller, R. L. Kitching, C. Körner, F. C. Meinzer, A. W. Mitchell, T. Nakashizuka, P. L. Silva Dias, N. E. Stork, S. J. Wright, M. Yoshimura

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    Abstract

    The forest canopy is the functional interface between 90% of Earth's terrestrial biomass and the atmosphere. Multidisciplinary research in the canopy has expanded concepts of global species richness, physiological processes, and the provision of ecosystem services. Trees respond in a species-specific manner to elevated carbon dioxide levels, while climate change threatens plant-animal interactions in the canopy and will likely alter the production of biogenic aerosols that affect cloud formation and atmospheric chemistry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)183-186
    Number of pages4
    JournalScience
    Volume301
    Issue number5630
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 11

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