Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
Research article
06 Apr 2018
Research article |  | 06 Apr 2018

Impact of elevated precipitation, nitrogen deposition and warming on soil respiration in a temperate desert

Ping Yue, Xiaoqing Cui, Yanming Gong, Kaihui Li, Keith Goulding, and Xuejun Liu


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Feb 2018) by Christoph Heinze
AR by Xuejun Liu on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Feb 2018) by Christoph Heinze
Short summary
Precipitation and N deposition significantly increased Rs, but warming decreased Rs, which depended mainly on the variation of soil moisture. The interactive response of Rs to combinations of the factors was much less than that of any single factor, and the interactions of multiple factors largely reduced between-year variation of Rs more than any single factor, suggesting that the carbon cycle in temperate deserts could be profoundly influenced by positive carbon–climate feedbacks.
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