Articles | Volume 13, issue 15
Research article
01 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 01 Aug 2016

Decadal and long-term boreal soil carbon and nitrogen sequestration rates across a variety of ecosystems

Kristen L. Manies, Jennifer W. Harden, Christopher C. Fuller, and Merritt R. Turetsky


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Apr 2016) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (27 May 2016)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 May 2016) by Sönke Zaehle
RR by F. Stuart Chapin (04 Jul 2016)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (07 Jul 2016)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Jul 2016) by Sönke Zaehle
AR by Kristen Manies on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Boreal soils are important to the global C cycle. We need to understand what controls how C accumulates and is lost from this soil. To help we examined C & N accumulation rates for five boreal ecosystems. Most ecosystems were similar. But the rich fen had higher long-term C & N accumulation rates, likely due to differences in nutrient cycling & because it burns less. Therefore, shifts among ecosystems will not change regional C & N dynamics much, unless there is a shift to or from a rich fen.
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