Underestimation of the Tambora effects in North American taiga ecosystems

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dc.contributor.author Gennaretti, Fabio
dc.contributor.author Boucher, Etienne
dc.contributor.author Nicault, Antoine
dc.contributor.author Gea-Izquierdo, Guillermo
dc.contributor.author Arseneault, Dominique
dc.contributor.author Berninger, Frank
dc.contributor.author Savard, Martine M.
dc.contributor.author Begin, Christian
dc.contributor.author Guiot, Joel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-16T09:41:02Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-16T09:41:02Z
dc.date.issued 2018-03
dc.identifier.citation Gennaretti , F , Boucher , E , Nicault , A , Gea-Izquierdo , G , Arseneault , D , Berninger , F , Savard , M M , Begin , C & Guiot , J 2018 , ' Underestimation of the Tambora effects in North American taiga ecosystems ' , Environmental Research Letters , vol. 13 , no. 3 , 034017 . https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaac0c
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/233507
dc.description.abstract The Tambora eruption (1815 AD) was one of the major eruptions of the last two millennia and has no equivalents over the last two centuries. Here, we collected an extensive network of early meteorological time series, climate simulation data and numerous, well-replicated proxy records from Eastern Canada to analyze the strength and the persistence of the Tambora impact on the regional climate and forest processes. Our results show that the Tambora impacts on the terrestrial biosphere were stronger than previously thought, and not only affected tree growth and carbon uptake for a longer period than registered in the regional climate, but also determined forest demography and structure. Increased tree mortality, four times higher than the background level, indicates that the Tambora climatic impact propagated to influence the structure of the North American taiga for several decades. We also show that the Tambora signal is more persistent in observed data (temperature, river ice dynamics, forest growth, tree mortality) than in simulated ones (climate and forest-growth simulations), indicating that our understanding of the mechanisms amplifying volcanic perturbations on climates and ecosystems is still limited, notably in the North American taiga. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject tambora legacy
dc.subject Eastern Canada
dc.subject regional climate responses
dc.subject terrestrial biosphere responses
dc.subject forest demography
dc.subject mechanistic understanding
dc.subject process-based modeling
dc.subject LAST 2000 YEARS
dc.subject BOREAL FOREST
dc.subject TEMPERATURE
dc.subject CANADA
dc.subject ISOTOPES
dc.subject 4112 Forestry
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title Underestimation of the Tambora effects in North American taiga ecosystems en
dc.type Letter
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Ecology and Management
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaac0c
dc.relation.issn 1748-9326
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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