Articles | Volume 19, issue 6
Research article
21 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 21 Mar 2022

Grazing enhances carbon cycling but reduces methane emission during peak growing season in the Siberian Pleistocene Park tundra site

Wolfgang Fischer, Christoph K. Thomas, Nikita Zimov, and Mathias Göckede

Data sets

Flux chamber data and ancillary measurements from Pleistocene Park, Northeast Siberia Mathias Göckede and Wolfgang Fischer

Short summary
Arctic permafrost ecosystems may release large amounts of carbon under warmer future climates and may therefore accelerate global climate change. Our study investigated how long-term grazing by large animals influenced ecosystem characteristics and carbon budgets at a Siberian permafrost site. Our results demonstrate that such management can contribute to stabilizing ecosystems to keep carbon in the ground, particularly through drying soils and reducing methane emissions.
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