Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 15, 987–995, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-987-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 987–995, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-987-2018

Research article 20 Feb 2018

Research article | 20 Feb 2018

Stable isotopic constraints on global soil organic carbon turnover

Chao Wang et al.

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Soil contains a large amount of organic carbon and plays a crucial role in regulating Earth's C cycle and climate system. In this study, we collected soil-carbon isotope data within a 1 m depth globally and provided an isotope-based approach for understanding soil carbon decomposition rate. Compared with other methods, utilization of C isotope composition ratios in the soil profile provides an independent approach that does not rely on disruption of plant-soil-microbe interactions.
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