Articles | Volume 19, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 19, 4011–4028, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-4011-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 4011–4028, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-4011-2022
Research article
01 Sep 2022
Research article | 01 Sep 2022

Temperature sensitivity of dark CO2 fixation in temperate forest soils

Rachael Akinyede 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-2022-90', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Rachael Akinyede, 30 Jun 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Rachael Akinyede, 30 Jun 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-90', Anonymous Referee #2, 08 Jun 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Rachael Akinyede, 30 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Jul 2022) by Akihiko Ito
AR by Rachael Akinyede on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Aug 2022) by Akihiko Ito
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Short summary
Soils will likely become warmer in the future, and this can increase the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. As microbes can take up soil CO2 and prevent further escape into the atmosphere, this study compares the rate of uptake and release of CO2 at two different temperatures. With warming, the rate of CO2 uptake increases less than the rate of release, indicating that the capacity to modulate soil CO2 release into the atmosphere will decrease under future warming.
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