Articles | Volume 19, issue 10
Research article
31 May 2022
Research article |  | 31 May 2022

Sources of nitrous oxide and the fate of mineral nitrogen in subarctic permafrost peat soils

Jenie Gil, Maija E. Marushchak, Tobias Rütting, Elizabeth M. Baggs, Tibisay Pérez, Alexander Novakovskiy, Tatiana Trubnikova, Dmitry Kaverin, Pertti J. Martikainen, and Christina Biasi


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-228', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Jenie Gil, 03 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-228', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Jenie Gil, 03 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (10 Jan 2022) by Sara Vicca
AR by Polina Shvedko on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2022)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Feb 2022) by Sara Vicca
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (21 Mar 2022)
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2022) by Sara Vicca
Short summary
N2O emissions from permafrost soils represent up to 11.6 % of total N2O emissions from natural soils, and their contribution to the global N2O budget will likely increase due to climate change. A better understanding of N2O production from permafrost soil is needed to evaluate the role of arctic ecosystems in the global N2O budget. By studying microbial N2O production processes in N2O hotspots in permafrost peatlands, we identified denitrification as the dominant source of N2O in these surfaces.
Final-revised paper