Articles | Volume 20, issue 10
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Warming accelerates belowground litter turnover in salt marshes – insights from a Tea Bag Index study
- Final revised paper (published on 24 May 2023)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 04 Oct 2022)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-189', Md. Golam Rakkibu, 26 Oct 2022
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Hao Tang, 06 Jan 2023
RC2: 'Comment on bg-2022-189', Inge Althuizen, 24 Nov 2022
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Hao Tang, 06 Jan 2023
RC3: 'Comment on bg-2022-189', Anonymous Referee #3, 07 Dec 2022
- AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Hao Tang, 06 Jan 2023
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Jan 2023) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Hao Tang on behalf of the Authors (21 Feb 2023) Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Feb 2023) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Hao Tang on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2023) Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Feb 2023) by Andreas Ibrom
RR by Inge Althuizen (09 Mar 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Mar 2023) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Hao Tang on behalf of the Authors (24 Mar 2023) Author's response Author's tracked changes Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2023) by Andreas Ibrom
AR by Hao Tang on behalf of the Authors (11 Apr 2023) Manuscript
The paper represents a very important perspective of coastal ecosystem carbon dynamics which is not adequately understood. The findings and arguments of the study are critical and very important for future studies exploring coastal soil carbon dynamics which is susceptible to climate change. The manuscript is very well written, explained and discussed. Data are very well presented and clearly interpreted.
Experimental design and methods used to cover the whole soil profile is the significant development in the study. But the issue of whether TBI materials represent the real world scenario with regard to belowground biomass, litter and organic matter turnover remains critical.
Whether the solid PVC posts and perforated holes in which tea bags were placed had any impact that could lead to different conditions in terms of soil moisture, temperature and microbial activity compared to natural soils around need to be discussed.
Besides mean elevation other edaphic characteristics of the three marsh types could be described under site description to signify the zonations.