Imperial College London

Dr Samraat Pawar

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Theoretical Ecology



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2.4KennedySilwood Park






BibTex format

author = {Pawar, S and Garcia-Carreras, B and Sal, S and Padfield, D and Kontopoulos, D-G and Bestion, E and Schaum, C-E and Yvon-Durocher, G},
doi = {10.1073/pnas.1800222115},
journal = {Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
pages = {E7361--E7368},
title = {Role of carbon allocation efficiency in the temperature dependence of autotroph growth rate},
url = {},
volume = {115},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - To predict how plant growth rate will respond to temperature requires understanding how temperature drives the underlying metabolic rates. Although past studies have considered the temperature dependences of photosynthesis and respiration rates underlying growth, they have largely overlooked the temperature dependence of carbon allocation efficiency. By combining a mathematical model that links exponential growth rate of a population of photosynthetic cells to photosynthesis, respiration, and carbon allocation; to an experiment on a freshwater alga; and to a database covering a wide range of taxa, we show that allocation efficiency is crucial for predicting how growth rates will respond to temperature change across aquatic and terrestrial autotrophs, at both short and long (evolutionary) timescales.
AU - Pawar,S
AU - Garcia-Carreras,B
AU - Sal,S
AU - Padfield,D
AU - Kontopoulos,D-G
AU - Bestion,E
AU - Schaum,C-E
AU - Yvon-Durocher,G
DO - 10.1073/pnas.1800222115
EP - 7368
PY - 2018///
SN - 0027-8424
SP - 7361
TI - Role of carbon allocation efficiency in the temperature dependence of autotroph growth rate
T2 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
UR -
UR -
UR -
VL - 115
ER -