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This summary includes publications first published online and/or in print during March 2013. If a publication was missed for this period, please contact Amanda Morrison at

Published Online:

De Kauwe, M. G., B. E. Medlyn, S. Zaehle, A. P. Walker, M. C. Dietze, T. Hickler, A. K. Jain, Y. Luo, W. J. Parton, I. C. Prentice, B. Smith, P. E. Thornton, S. Wang, Y.-P. Wang, D. Wårlind, E. Weng, K. Y. Crous, D. S. Ellsworth, P. J. Hanson, H.- Seok Kim, J. M. Warren, R. Oren, and R. J. Norby. 2013. Forest water use and water use efficiency at elevated CO2: a model-data intercomparison at two contrasting temperate forest FACE sites. Global Change Biology:n/a–n/a.

Fassnacht, S. r., J. i. López-Moreno, M. Toro, and D. m. Hultstrand. 2013. Mapping Snow Cover and Snow Depth Across the Lake Limnopolar Watershed on Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Maritime Antarctica. Antarctic Science 25:157–166.

Schuh, A. E., T. Lauvaux, T. O. West, A. S. Denning, K. J. Davis, N. Miles, S. Richardson, M. Uliasz, E. Lokupitiya, D. Cooley, A. Andrews, and S. Ogle. 2013. Evaluating atmospheric CO2 inversions at multiple scales over a highly inventoried agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology 19:1424–1439.

In Print:

Bonan, G. B., M. D. HartmanW. J. Parton, and W. R. Wieder. 2013. Evaluating litter decomposition in earth system models with long-term litterbag experiments: an example using the Community Land Model version 4 (CLM4). Global Change Biology 19:957–974.

Gao, Z., X. Cao, and W. Gao. 2013. The spatio-temporal responses of the carbon cycle to climate and land use/land cover changes between 1981–2000 in China. Frontiers of Earth Science 7:92–102.

García-Palacios, P., F. Maestre, and R. Milla. 2013. Community-aggregated plant traits interact with soil nutrient heterogeneity to determine ecosystem functioning. Plant and Soil 364:119–129.

Jacobson, A. P., Cattau, M. E., Riggio, J. S., Petracca, L.S., and Fedak, D. A. 2013. Distribution and abundance of lions in northwest Tete Province, Mozambique. Tropical Conservation Science Vol. 6(1):87-107. Available online:

Nielsen, U. N., and D. H. Wall. 2013. The future of soil invertebrate communities in polar regions: different climate change responses in the Arctic and Antarctic? Ecology Letters 16:409–419.

Stephen M Ogle and Leandro Buendia and Klaus Butterbach-Bahl and F Jay Breidt and Melannie Hartman and Kazuyuki Yagi and Rasack Nayamuth and Shannon Spencer and Tom Wirth and Pete Smith. 2013. Advancing national greenhouse gas inventories for agriculture in developing countries: improving activity data, emission factors and software technology. Environmental Research Letters 8:015030.

Tredennick, A. T., L. P. Bentley, and N. P. Hanan. 2013. Allometric Convergence in Savanna Trees and Implications for the Use of Plant Scaling Models in Variable Ecosystems. PLoS ONE 8:e58241.