Category: Microbial Communities
Description: Leaf photosynthesis models simulate the rhythms of carbon dioxide (CO2) transfer from the atmosphere to plants. This study highlights a key shortfall in photosynthesis modeling and in the general approach to developing and using predictive models of the terrestrial biosphere.
Corresponding Member: Ethan Coon
Walker, A. P. et al. “Multi-hypothesis comparison of Farquhar and Collatz photosynthesis models reveals the unexpected influence of empirical assumptions at leaf and global scales”. Global Change Biology 27 804–822 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15366.
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research: Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics, ORNL Terrestrial Ecosystem Science SFA, university grant DE-SC0019438. National Science Foundation support for National Center for Atmospheric Research.