stressed flora like grasses substantially increase with more CO2 …

Grasses love more carbon too, according to this latest research results:

Growth Response to CO2 with Other Variables (Water Stress: Grassland Species): An analysis of the post-1994 peer-reviewed scientific literature pertaining to the responses of several grassland species to atmospheric CO2 enrichment, while concurrently experiencing various degrees of water stress, demonstrates that the historic and still-ongoing rise in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration will likely lead to substantial increases in the photosynthetic rates and biomass production of various grassland plants, even in the face of stressful environmental conditions imposed by less-than-optimum soil moisture availability.

Some Plants REALLY Love CO2: Would you believe a concentration of 10,000 ppm?

sugar cane in Kununurra

sugar cane in Kununurra

The Last 30 Years of Plant Growth Across the Asia-Pacific Region: How badly has it been hurt by the devastating CO2-induced effects of global warming and climate change?

 

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc.
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3 Responses to stressed flora like grasses substantially increase with more CO2 …

  1. Pingback: Conservation of the Kimberley … enrichment of the Savannah | pindanpost

  2. Interested in your take on this story Tom –
    Kimberley carbon project worth millions could be lost, traditional owners fear

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-11/kimberley-carbon-project-worth-millions-could-be-lost-trade/5589812?WT.ac=statenews_wa

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