Despite increased photosynthetic activity at northern latitudes in recent decades, plant productivity in tropical zones suffers because of water limitations.
The seasonal amplitude of atmospheric CO2 is increasing, partly due to boreal forest responses to warming. Photosynthesis and expansion of boreal forests are shown here to be temperature-limited.
New research reveals that tiny single-celled organisms in the Arctic Ocean are growing more numerous as climate change thins the ice.
Different satellite-based metrics for global vegetation coverage tell complementary, but not identical, stories.
Sargassum and other brown algae might be an underappreciated contributor of organic compounds called polyphenols to the open ocean.
High spatial and temporal resolutions of a data set on a proxy for plant photosynthesis, as well as contiguous global coverage, have great utility for a variety of applications.
Researchers study how oceans respire carbon, reexamining a critical part of the global carbon cycle.
Current climate models disagree on how much carbon dioxide land ecosystems take up for photosynthesis. Tracking the stronger carbonyl sulfide signal could help.
Satellite data indicate that pollution control efforts that curbed levels of sulfur dioxide gas did not cause a major decrease in carbon dioxide absorption by plants.
A new modeling study gives insight into how tropical cyclones affected ecosystems in the southeastern United States between 2002 and 2012.