Articles | Volume 11, issue 21
Research article
11 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2014

Soil CO2 efflux from mountainous windthrow areas: dynamics over 12 years post-disturbance

M. Mayer, B. Matthews, A. Schindlbacher, and K. Katzensteiner


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 Sep 2014) by Christopher A. Williams
AR by Mathias Mayer on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2014)  Manuscript 
Short summary
In this study soil CO2 efflux was measured at a montane mixed-forest site and a subalpine spruce forest site. Each site consisted of an undisturbed forest and two adjacent windthrow areas, differing regarding the time since disturbance. The combination of chronosequence and direct time-series approaches enabled us to investigate soil CO2 efflux dynamics over 12 years post-disturbance. According to our estimates, ~ 500 to 700 g C m-2 yr-1 are released via soil CO2 efflux from younger windthrows.
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