Nature – Koch & Kaplan (2022): Tropical forest restoration under future climate change

Alexander Koch and Jed O. Kaplan IN: Nature Climate Change (2022).

To investigate the risks to tropical forest restoration, the authors performed 221 simulations with a dynamic global vegetation model (LPJ-LMfire) driven by a range of future climate scenarios and ecophysiological responses to CO2 concentrations. They show that carbon in restored tropical forests is largely preserved under the entire range of potential future climates, regardless of assumptions they make about the potential for CO2 fertilization of photosynthesis.