Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75%

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Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75%

Post by Lucas » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:06 pm

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 174521.htm

Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than three-quarters

That is a big number. Very surprising.
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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Re: Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75

Post by Joe » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:12 pm

Invasive vine species here in western New England can really slow down a forest- if it's cut heavily. Bittersweet is the worst.
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Re: Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75

Post by wisconsitom » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:03 am

Saw a blurb in a magazine or somewhere about a year back stating that in the Central American forests, lianas are starting to overtake trees in absolute growth rate. The gist of the article, which was brief, was that for reasons as yet unexplained, vines are seeming to reap some advantage-is it CO2?....something else?.....such that lianas are overtaking the trees they are growing on to a degree not seen before. Seems this was based out of Panama.

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Re: Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75

Post by Joe » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:40 am

I suspect, without any evidence, that the lianas overtaking trees is occurring in second growth forest, not old growth. If left alone, eventually, the trees would win out.
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Re: Lianas reduced aboveground carbon uptake by more than 75

Post by wisconsitom » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:13 pm

Yeah, I just don't recall the particulars well enough to make judgement. I do recall also the tone of the article-wherever it was-and it was decidedly gloomy. So I don't necessarily think this was something easily overcome or easily explained away. but mostly, I just don't remember!

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