Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Biogeosciences, 18, 4651–4679, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4651-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4651–4679, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-4651-2021

Research article 13 Aug 2021

Research article | 13 Aug 2021

New insights into large-scale trends of apparent organic matter reactivity in marine sediments and patterns of benthic carbon transformation

Felipe S. Freitas et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (31 Mar 2021) by Marilaure Grégoire
AR by Felipe Sales de Freitas on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (04 Jun 2021) by Marilaure Grégoire
RR by Bernard Boudreau (16 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Jul 2021) by Marilaure Grégoire
AR by Felipe Sales de Freitas on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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It remains challenging to fully understand what controls carbon burial in marine sediments globally. Thus, we use a model–data approach to identify patterns of organic matter reactivity at the seafloor across distinct environmental conditions. Our findings support the notion that organic matter reactivity is a dynamic ecosystem property and strongly influences biogeochemical cycling and exchange. Our results are essential to improve predictions of future changes in carbon cycling and climate.
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