Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 13, 1519–1536, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1519-2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 1519–1536, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1519-2016

Research article 11 Mar 2016

Research article | 11 Mar 2016

Effects of climate change and land management on soil organic carbon dynamics and carbon leaching in northwestern Europe

Maria Stergiadi et al.

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We modelled the effects of changes in climate and land management on soil organic carbon (SOC) and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) levels in sandy and loamy soils under forest, grassland, and arable land. Climate change causes a decrease in both SOC and DOC for the agricultural systems, whereas for the forest systems, SOC slightly increases. A reduction in fertilizer application leads to a decrease in SOC and DOC levels under arable land but has a negligible effect under grassland.
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