Responses of grasslands to experimental warming

Lifen Jiang, Junjiong Shao, Zheng Shi, Xuhui Zhou, Zhenghu Zhou, Yiqi Luo

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Grasslands cover about 40.5% of the world's terrestrial area (. Suttie et al., 2005) and provide important ecosystem services, such as supporting a variety of animals and plants. Climate change may have profound impacts on grasslands. Such impacts must be fully understood in order to mitigate climate change impacts and maintain grassland ecosystem functions and services throughout the world. There are dozens of manipulative experiments that have been set up in grassland ecosystems worldwide to explore how climate warming would affect them. In this chapter, we synthesize the current knowledge from these manipulative experiments. We focus on the responses of plants and microbes to experimental warming, carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycles as affected by experimental warming, and modeling studies on grassland ecosystems in response to warming.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEcosystem Consequences of Soil Warming
Subtitle of host publicationMicrobes, Vegetation, Fauna and Soil Biogeochemistry
Number of pages38
ISBN (Electronic)9780128134948
ISBN (Print)9780128134931
StatePublished - Apr 13 2019


  • Diversity
  • Ecosystem
  • Experimental warming
  • Grassland plants
  • Microbial biomass
  • Plant phenology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science


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