Assessment of the response of Russian forest ecosystems to different climatic conditions from model data

Yu V. Martynova, V. N. Krupchatnikov

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Abstract

The response of extra-tropical evergreen and deciduous Russian forest ecosystems to a wide range of atmospheric background conditions is considered. This study is performed by using a land-surface model, JSBACH. Two numerical experiments are carried out: with hotter and more humid (model PLASIM) and more moderate (model INMCM4) atmospheric background conditions. A perturbation in the climate system is set by using the RCP 8.5 climate scenario. The study has shown a geographical redistribution of the extra-tropical evergreen and deciduous forests across Russia as well as an increase in their fractions in some already forested regions. An increase in the gross and net CO2 assimilation and respiration of these types of forest vegetation, as their response to the climatic disturbances, is obtained. However, even under the conditions of extremely intense climatic disturbances the Russian forest ecosystems will continue to act as CO2 sinks.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012018
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume386
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event9th International Conference on Computational Information Technologies for Environmental Sciences, CITES 2019 and International Young Scientists School 2019 - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 27 May 20196 Jun 2019

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