Articles | Volume 20, issue 23
Research article
01 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 01 Dec 2023

Ecosystem-specific patterns and drivers of global reactive iron mineral-associated organic carbon

Bo Zhao, Amin Dou, Zhiwei Zhang, Zhenyu Chen, Wenbo Sun, Yanli Feng, Xiaojuan Wang, and Qiang Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2023-59', Anonymous Referee #1, 20 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Qiang Wang, 07 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2023-59', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Qiang Wang, 07 Sep 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Sep 2023) by Luo Yu
AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (26 Sep 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (29 Sep 2023) by Luo Yu
AR by Qiang Wang on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This study provided a comprehensive analysis of the spatial variability and determinants of Fe-bound organic carbon (Fe-OC) among terrestrial, wetland, and marine ecosystems and its governing factors globally. We illustrated that reactive Fe was not only an important sequestration mechanism for OC in terrestrial ecosystems but also an effective “rusty sink” of OC preservation in wetland and marine ecosystems, i.e., a key factor for long-term OC storage in global ecosystems.
Final-revised paper