Response to Comment on “Unexpected reversal of C3 versus C4 grass response to elevated CO2 during a 20-year field experiment”

Peter B. Reich, Sarah E. Hobbie, Tali D. Lee, Melissa A. Pastore

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Wolf and Ziska suggest that soil and species attributes can explain an unexpected 20-year reversal of C3-C4 grass responses to elevated CO2. This is consistent with our original interpretation; however, we disagree with the assertion that such explanations somehow render our results irrelevant for questioning a long-standing paradigm of plant response to CO2 based on C3-C4 differences in photosynthetic pathway.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereaau1300
Issue number6402
StatePublished - Aug 10 2018

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