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Title: The Shifting Role of mRUE for Regulating Ecosystem Production

Abstract

To design a comprehensive view of ecosystem resource use, we integrated parallel resource use efficiency observations into a multiple-resource use efficiency (mRUE) framework using a dynamic factor analysis model. Results from 56 site-years of eddy covariance data and mRUE factors for a site in the US Midwest show temporal dynamics and coherence (using Pearson’s R) among resources are associated with interannual variation in precipitation. Loading factors are derived from mRUE observations and quantify how strongly data are connected to the underlying ecosystem state. Water and light resource use loading factors are coherent at annual timescales (Pearson’s R of 0.86), whereas declining patterns of carbon use efficiency loading factors highlight the ecosystem’s trade-off between carbon uptake and respiration during the growing season. At annual and monthly timescales, influence decreases from ~85 to ~65% for loading factors for carbon use, while influence of light use loading factors peaks to ~60% at growing season timescales. Quantifying variation in ecosystem function provides novel insights into the temporal dynamics of changing significance of multiple resources to ecosystem function.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
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Research Org.:
USDOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, East Lansing, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23); NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems; Long-term Ecological Research Program
OSTI Identifier:
1550915
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0018409; FC02-07ER64494; NNX17AE16G; DEB 1637653
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Ecosystems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Ecosystems; Journal ID: ISSN 1432-9840
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple-resource use efficiency; ecosystem production; eddy covariance; dynamic factor analysis; carbon cycling; ecosystem function

Citation Formats

Reed, David E., Chen, Jiquan, Abraha, Michael, Robertson, G. Philip, and Dahlin, Kyla M. The Shifting Role of mRUE for Regulating Ecosystem Production. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1007/s10021-019-00407-4.
Reed, David E., Chen, Jiquan, Abraha, Michael, Robertson, G. Philip, & Dahlin, Kyla M. The Shifting Role of mRUE for Regulating Ecosystem Production. United States. doi:10.1007/s10021-019-00407-4.
Reed, David E., Chen, Jiquan, Abraha, Michael, Robertson, G. Philip, and Dahlin, Kyla M. Thu . "The Shifting Role of mRUE for Regulating Ecosystem Production". United States. doi:10.1007/s10021-019-00407-4.
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abstractNote = {To design a comprehensive view of ecosystem resource use, we integrated parallel resource use efficiency observations into a multiple-resource use efficiency (mRUE) framework using a dynamic factor analysis model. Results from 56 site-years of eddy covariance data and mRUE factors for a site in the US Midwest show temporal dynamics and coherence (using Pearson’s R) among resources are associated with interannual variation in precipitation. Loading factors are derived from mRUE observations and quantify how strongly data are connected to the underlying ecosystem state. Water and light resource use loading factors are coherent at annual timescales (Pearson’s R of 0.86), whereas declining patterns of carbon use efficiency loading factors highlight the ecosystem’s trade-off between carbon uptake and respiration during the growing season. At annual and monthly timescales, influence decreases from ~85 to ~65% for loading factors for carbon use, while influence of light use loading factors peaks to ~60% at growing season timescales. Quantifying variation in ecosystem function provides novel insights into the temporal dynamics of changing significance of multiple resources to ecosystem function.},
doi = {10.1007/s10021-019-00407-4},
journal = {Ecosystems},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {6}
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