Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Biogeosciences, 18, 4227–4241, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4227-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4227–4241, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4227-2021

Research article 16 Jul 2021

Research article | 16 Jul 2021

Effects of clear-fell harvesting on soil CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes in an upland Sitka spruce stand in England

Sirwan Yamulki et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Sirwan Yamulki, 16 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-15', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Sirwan Yamulki, 16 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (16 Apr 2021) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
AR by Sirwan Yamulki on behalf of the Authors (12 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 May 2021) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Jun 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (04 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish as is (10 Jun 2021) by Ben Bond-Lamberty
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Short summary
The effect of clear-felling on soil greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes was assessed in a Sitka spruce forest. Measurements over 4 years showed that CO2, CH4, and N2O fluxes responded differently to clear-felling due to significant changes in soil biotic and abiotic factors and showed large variations between years. Over 3 years since felling, the soil GHG flux was reduced by 45% due to a much larger reduction in CO2 efflux than increases in N2O (up to 20%) and CH4 (changed from sink to source) fluxes.
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