Response to Comment on “Global Convergence in the Temperature Sensitivity of Respiration at Ecosystem Level” Journal Articles uri icon

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  • We estimated the sensitivity of terrestrial ecosystem respiration to air temperature across 60 FLUXNET sites by minimizing the effect of seasonally confounding factors. Graf et al . now offer a theoretical perspective for an extension of our methodology. However, their critique does not change our main findings and, given the currently available observational techniques, may even impede a comparison across ecosystems.


  • Mahecha, Miguel D
  • Reichstein, Markus
  • Carvalhais, Nuno
  • Lasslop, Gitta
  • Lange, Holger
  • Seneviratne, Sonia I
  • Vargas, Rodrigo
  • Ammann, Christof
  • Arain, Muhammad Altaf
  • Cescatti, Alessandro
  • Janssens, Ivan A
  • Migliavacca, Mirco
  • Montagnani, Leonardo
  • Richardson, Andrew D

publication date

  • March 11, 2011