Predicting peatland carbon fluxes from non-destructive plant traits

Ellie M. Goud, Tim R. Moore and Nigel T. Roulet Plant functional traits, including morphological, physiological, and phenological characteristics, can influence the ratio between carbon (C) gains and losses by ecosystems, through effects on photosynthesis, respiration and litter decomposition rates. There is growing evidence that rates of C gas (carbon dioxide and methane) exchange (fluxes)…