Carbon dioxide (CO2) enhancement of plant growth is one important direct effect of rising atmospheric CO2. Through photosynthesis, plants produce food and fiber from light and carbon assimilated as CO2 and form the foundation of the Earth's life support system. Rising atmospheric CO2 is thus an essential input to the food-producing process, and effects of CO2 enrichment described in this document have far-reaching implications for agricultural and ecological productivity. Establishing an empirical foundation of plant ...

Direct Effects of Increasing Carbon Dioxide on Vegetation 2005, University Press of the Pacific, Miami

ISBN-13: 9781410222237

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