Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 15, 5189–5202, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 5189–5202, 2018

Research article 29 Aug 2018

Research article | 29 Aug 2018

Environmental and taxonomic controls of carbon and oxygen stable isotope composition in Sphagnum across broad climatic and geographic ranges

Gustaf Granath et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Jul 2018) by Marcel van der Meer
AR by Gustaf Granath on behalf of the Authors (25 Jul 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Aug 2018) by Marcel van der Meer
AR by Gustaf Granath on behalf of the Authors (15 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Peat constitutes a long-term archive for climate reconstruction by using the isotopic composition of carbon and oxygen. We analysed isotopes in two peat moss species across North America and Eurasia. Peat (moss tissue) isotope composition was predicted by soil moisture and isotopic composition of the rainwater but differed between species. Our results suggest that isotope composition can be used on a large scale for climatic reconstructions but that such models should be species-specific.
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