Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Andrew D. Richardson; Mariah S. Carbone; Brett A. Huggett; Morgan E. Furze; Claudia I. Czimczik; Jennifer C. Walker; Xiaomei Xu; Paul G. SchabergPaula Murakami
    Date: 2015
    Source: New Phytologist. 206(2): 590-597.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
    PDF: Download Publication  (887.83 KB)

    Description

    We know surprisingly little about whole-tree nonstructural carbon (NSC; primarily sugars and starch) budgets. Even less well understood is the mixing between recent photosynthetic assimilates (new NSC) and previously stored reserves. And, NSC turnover times are poorly constrained. We characterized the distribution of NSC in the stemwood, branches, and roots of two temperate trees, and we used the continuous label offered by the radiocarbon (carbon-14, 14C) bomb spike to estimate the mean age of NSC in different tissues.

    Publication Notes

    • Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
    • Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
    • During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
    • Please contact Sharon Hobrla, shobrla@fs.fed.us if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Richardson, Andrew D.; Carbone, Mariah S.; Huggett, Brett A.; Furze, Morgan E.; Czimczik, Claudia I.; Walker, Jennifer C.; Xu, Xiaomei; Schaberg, Paul G.; Murakami, Paula. 2015. Distribution and mixing of old and new nonstructural carbon in two temperate trees. New Phytologist. 206(2): 590-597.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    carbohydrates, carbon allocation, Harvard Forest, radiocarbon (14C), storage, tree rings, wood

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page
https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/48099