Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Biogeosciences, 18, 1105–1126, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 1105–1126, 2021
Research article
15 Feb 2021
Research article | 15 Feb 2021

Key drivers of pyrogenic carbon redistribution during a simulated rainfall event

Severin-Luca Bellè et al.

Related authors

Vertical mobility of pyrogenic organic matter in soils: a column experiment
Marcus Schiedung, Severin-Luca Bellè, Gabriel Sigmund, Karsten Kalbitz, and Samuel Abiven
Biogeosciences, 17, 6457–6474,,, 2020
Short summary

Related subject area

Biogeochemistry: Soils
Reviews and syntheses: The promise of big diverse soil data, moving current practices towards future potential
Katherine E. O. Todd-Brown, Rose Z. Abramoff, Jeffrey Beem-Miller, Hava K. Blair, Stevan Earl, Kristen J. Frederick, Daniel R. Fuka, Mario Guevara Santamaria, Jennifer W. Harden, Katherine Heckman, Lillian J. Heran, James R. Holmquist, Alison M. Hoyt, David H. Klinges, David S. LeBauer, Avni Malhotra, Shelby C. McClelland, Lucas E. Nave, Katherine S. Rocci, Sean M. Schaeffer, Shane Stoner, Natasja van Gestel, Sophie F. von Fromm, and Marisa L. Younger
Biogeosciences, 19, 3505–3522,,, 2022
Short summary
Dynamics of rare earth elements and associated major and trace elements during Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) litter degradation
Alessandro Montemagno, Christophe Hissler, Victor Bense, Adriaan J. Teuling, Johanna Ziebel, and Laurent Pfister
Biogeosciences, 19, 3111–3129,,, 2022
Short summary
To what extent can soil moisture and soil Cu contamination stresses affect nitrous species emissions? Estimation through calibration of a nitrification–denitrification model
Laura Sereni, Bertrand Guenet, Charlotte Blasi, Olivier Crouzet, Jean-Christophe Lata, and Isabelle Lamy
Biogeosciences, 19, 2953–2968,,, 2022
Short summary
Temperature sensitivity of dark CO2 fixation in temperate forest soils
Rachael Akinyede, Martin Taubert, Marion Schrumpf, Susan Trumbore, and Kirsten Küsel
Biogeosciences Discuss.,,, 2022
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus stoichiometry of organic matter in Swedish forest soils and its relationship with climate, tree species, and soil texture
Marie Spohn and Johan Stendahl
Biogeosciences, 19, 2171–2186,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Abd Elbasit, M. A. M., Yasuda, H., Salmi, A., and Anyoji, H.: Characterization of rainfall generated by dripper-type rainfall simulator using piezoelectric transducers and its impact on splash soil erosion, Earth Surf. Processes, 35, 466–475,, 2010. 
Abiven, S. and Santín, C.: Editorial: From Fires to Oceans: Dynamics of Fire-Derived Organic Matter in Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems, Front. Earth Sci., 7, 31,, 2019. 
Abney, R. B. and Berhe, A. A.: Pyrogenic Carbon Erosion: Implications for Stock and Persistence of Pyrogenic Carbon in Soil, Front. Earth Sci., 6, 26,, 2018. 
Abney, R. B., Sanderman, J., Johnson, D., Fogel, M. L., and Berhe, A. A.: Post-wildfire Erosion in Mountainous Terrain Leads to Rapid and Major Redistribution of Soil Organic Carbon, Front. Earth Sci., 5, 99,, 2017. 
Abney, R. B., Kuhn, T. J., Chow, A., Hockaday, W., Fogel, M. L., and Berhe, A. A.: Pyrogenic carbon erosion after the Rim Fire, Yosemite National Park: the role of burn severity and slope, J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeo., 124, 432–449,, 2019a. 
Short summary
Controls of pyrogenic carbon (PyC) redistribution under rainfall are largely unknown. However, PyC mobility can be substantial after initial rain in post-fire landscapes. We conducted a controlled simulation experiment on plots where PyC was applied on the soil surface. We identified redistribution of PyC by runoff and splash and vertical movement in the soil depending on soil texture and PyC characteristics (material and size). PyC also induced changes in exports of native soil organic carbon.
Final-revised paper