|Title||CO2 exchange of the above-ground and below-ground components of Kleingrass (Panicum coloratum L.) during drought in the northern Chihuahuan Desert|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||1985|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the XV International Grassland Congress|
|Conference Location||Kyoto, Japan|
|Keywords||carbon balance, desert, drought, photosynthesis, root respiration|
The effect a 52 day drought had on the die! whole-plant carbon balance of kleingrass (Panicum coloratum L.) growing in the northern Chihuahuan desert was determined. Whole-plant C02 inputs (photosynthesis) and outputs (belowground and aboveground respiration) were measured on day 52 of the drought (June 23, 1981) and 2 days following 1.12 cm of precipitation that occurred on June 24, 1981.