carbon dioxide

A colourless gas with a faint tingling smell and taste. Atmospheric carbon dioxide is the source of carbon for plants. As carbon dioxide is heavier than air and does not support combustion, it is used in fire extinguishers. It is a normal constituent of the atmosphere, relatively innocuous in itself but playing an important role in the greenhouse effect. It is produced during the combustion of fossil fuels when the carbon content of the fuels reacts with the oxygen during combustion. It is also produced when living organisms respire. It is essential for plant nutrition and in the ocean phytoplankton is capable of absorbing and releasing large quantities of the gas. (Source: UVAROV / GILP96)

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Santana-Casiano JM, Gonzales-Davila M, Ucha IR 2009. Carbon dioxide fluxes in the Benguela upwelling system during winter and spring: A comparison between 2005 and 2006. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 56 (8-10) 533-541
González-Dávila M, Santana-Casiano JM, Ucha IR 2009. Seasonal variability of fCO2 in the Angola-Benguela region. Progress in Oceanography 83 (1-4) 124-133
von Willert DJ, Brinckmann E, Baasch R, Eller BM 1983. Welwitschia mirabilis Hook. Fil. - A Cam Plant? Ecophysiological Investigations in the Central Namib Desert. Effects of Stress on Photosynthesis: Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology 3 185-191
von Willert DJ, Armbrüster N, Drees T, Zaborowski M 2005. Welwitschia mirabilis: CAM or not CAM — what is the answer?. Functional Plant Biology 32 (5) 389-395
Lange OL, Green TGA, Meyer A, Zellner H 2007. Water relations and carbon dioxide exchange of epiphytic lichens in the Namib fog desert. Flora-Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 202 (6) 479 - 487
O'Connor TG, Puttick JR, Hoffman MT 2014. Bush encroachment in southern Africa: changes and causes. African Journal of Range and Forage Science (Special Issue: Bush encroachment - changes, causes, consequences and cures) 31 (2) 67-88
Tietjen B, Jeltsch F, Zehe E, Classen N, Groengroeft A, Schiffers K, Oldeland J 2009. Effects of climate change on the coupled dynamics of water and vegetation in drylands. Ecohydrology 3 (2) 226-237
Bond W, Woodward FI, Midgley GF 2000. Does elevated CO2 play a role in bush encroachment?.
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Louw GN, Nicolson SW, Seely MK 1986. Short Communication: Respiration beneath Desert Sand: Carbon Dioxide Diffusion and Respiratory Patterns in a Tenebrionid Beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology 120 443-447
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