Continental-scale decrease in net primary productivity in streams due to climate warming

Year: 
2018
Publications Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Number: 
5040
Citation: 

Song, C.; Dodds, W.K.; Ruegg, J.; Argerich, A.; Baker, C.L.; Bowden, W.B.; Douglas, M.M.; Farrell, K.J.; Flinn, M.B.; Garcia, E.A.; Helton, A.M.; Harms, T.K.; Jia, S.; Jones, J.B.; Koenig, L.E.; Kominoski, J.S.; McDowell, W.H.; McMaster, D.; Parker, S.P.; Rosemond, A.D.; Ruffing, C.M.; Sheehan, K.R.; Trentman, M.T.; Whiles, M.R.; Wollheim, W.M.; Ballantyne, F. 2018. Continental-scale decrease in net primary productivity in streams due to climate warming. Nature Geoscience. 11(6): 415-420. doi: 10.1038/s41561-018-0125-5

Abstract: 

An increase in stream temperature leads to a convergence of metabolic balance, overall decline in net ecosystem productivity, and higher CO2 emissions from streams, according to analyses of temperature sensitivity of stream metabolism across six biomes.