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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1481-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-1481-2021
Research article
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02 Mar 2021
Research article |  | 02 Mar 2021

Are there memory effects on greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, N2O and CH4) following grassland restoration?

Lutz Merbold, Charlotte Decock, Werner Eugster, Kathrin Fuchs, Benjamin Wolf, Nina Buchmann, and Lukas Hörtnagl

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Our study investigated the exchange of the three major greenhouse gases (GHGs) over a temperate grassland prior to and after restoration through tillage in central Switzerland. Our results show that irregular management events, such as tillage, have considerable effects on GHG emissions in the year of tillage while leading to enhanced carbon uptake and similar nitrogen losses via nitrous oxide in the years following tillage to those observed prior to tillage.
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