Articles | Volume 19, issue 23
Research article
05 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 05 Dec 2022

Climate and geology overwrite land use effects on soil organic nitrogen cycling on a continental scale

Lisa Noll, Shasha Zhang, Qing Zheng, Yuntao Hu, Florian Hofhansl, and Wolfgang Wanek


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-41', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Mar 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lisa Noll, 15 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-41', Richard marinos, 19 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lisa Noll, 15 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (21 Sep 2022) by Luo Yu
AR by Lisa Noll on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (24 Oct 2022) by Luo Yu
Short summary
Cleavage of proteins to smaller nitrogen compounds allows microorganisms and plants to exploit the largest nitrogen reservoir in soils and is considered the bottleneck in soil organic nitrogen cycling. Results from soils covering a European transect show that protein turnover is constrained by soil geochemistry, shifts in climate and associated alterations in soil weathering and should be considered as a driver of soil nitrogen availability with repercussions on carbon cycle processes.
Final-revised paper