Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
17 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 17 Jan 2018

Geomorphic influences on the contribution of vegetation to soil C accumulation and accretion in Spartina alterniflora marshes

Tracy Elsey-Quirk and Viktoria Unger


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Nov 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke
AR by Tracy Quirk on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (28 Nov 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Tracy Quirk on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2018)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (15 Jan 2018) by Jens-Arne Subke
Short summary
Salt marshes have high rates of plant productivity and carbon accumulation. For this study, we found that differences in environmental conditions between estuary types were important in determining the source and stability of soil organic carbon. Specifically, sediment availability was extremely important in promoting high plant productivity and carbon accumulation in an estuary which was sediment-limited. In a sediment-rich estuary vegetation–soil-carbon relationships were weaker.
Final-revised paper