Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Research article
23 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 23 Jun 2023

The hidden role of dissolved organic carbon in the biogeochemical cycle of carbon in modern redox-stratified lakes

Robin Havas, Christophe Thomazo, Miguel Iniesto, Didier Jézéquel, David Moreira, Rosaluz Tavera, Jeanne Caumartin, Elodie Muller, Purificación López-García, and Karim Benzerara


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-23', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jan 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Robin Havas, 10 Apr 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-23', Anonymous Referee #2, 20 Feb 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Robin Havas, 01 Apr 2023
  • RC3: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-23', Anonymous Referee #3, 21 Feb 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC3', Robin Havas, 01 Apr 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (17 Apr 2023) by Tina Treude
AR by Robin Havas on behalf of the Authors (18 Apr 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Apr 2023) by Tina Treude
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 May 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 May 2023) by Tina Treude
AR by Robin Havas on behalf of the Authors (26 May 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is a reservoir of prime importance in the C cycle of both continental and marine systems. It has also been suggested to influence the past Earth climate but is still poorly characterized in ancient-Earth-like environments. In this paper we show how DOC analyses from modern redox-stratified lakes can evidence specific metabolic reactions and environmental factors and how these can help us to interpret the C cycle of specific periods in the Earth's past.
Final-revised paper