Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 14, 2069–2088, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2069-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 2069–2088, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-2069-2017
Research article
24 Apr 2017
Research article | 24 Apr 2017

The nitrogen, carbon and greenhouse gas budget of a grazed, cut and fertilised temperate grassland

Stephanie K. Jones et al.

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We assessed the nitrogen (N), carbon (C) and greenhouse gas (GHG) budget from an intensively managed grassland in southern Scotland using flux budget calculations as well as changes in soil N and C pools over time. Estimates from flux budget calculations indicated that N and C were sequestered, whereas soil stock measurements indicated a smaller N storage and a loss of C from the ecosystem. The GHG sink strength of the net CO2 ecosystem exchange was strongly affected by CH4 and N2O emissions.
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