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BG2.8 - Carbon allocation in plants and ecosystems: mechanisms, responses and biogeochemical implications
Convener: Michael Bahn  | Co-Conveners: Andrew Richardson , Mariah Carbone , Daniel Epron 
 / Fri, 02 May, 10:30–11:15

10:30 - 10:40 G. Hoch: Are large carbon-reserve pools beneficial for trees under drought?

10:40 – 10:50
F. Hofhansl: Mechanisms driving carbon allocation in tropical rainforests: allometric constraints and environmental responses

O. Gavrichkova: Carbon assimilation, translocation and respiration in Fagus sylvatica and Abies alba stands measured by gas exchange and isotopic techniques during two contrasting climatic years

A. Richardson: Variation in the concentration and age of nonstructural carbon stored in different tree tissues

B. Ťupek: Estimating needle litterfall in Scots pine based on photosynthesis and stand structural development

10:50 – 10:55 Discussion of presentations

10:55 – 11:05
G. Vico: What makes a perennial a perennial? A meta-analysis of allocation patterns and functional traits in congeneric annual and perennial plant

F. Wegener / C. Werner: The intraspecific variability of short- and long-term carbon allocation, turnover and fluxes under different environmental conditions

M. Studer: Carbon transfer, partitioning and residence time in the plant-soil system: a comparison of two 13C-CO2 labelling techniques

F. Meggio / A. Pitacco: Modelling Growth and Partitioning of Annual Above-Ground Vegetative and Reproductive Biomass of Grapevine

A. Basler: Turnover of soil monosaccharides: Recycling versus Stabilization

11:05 – 11:10 Discussion of presentations

11:10 - 11:15 General Discussion