Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Research article
07 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 07 Jan 2019

Global vegetation variability and its response to elevated CO2, global warming, and climate variability – a study using the offline SSiB4/TRIFFID model and satellite data

Ye Liu, Yongkang Xue, Glen MacDonald, Peter Cox, and Zhengqiu Zhang

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