Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 8, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 8, 987–993, 2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 8, 987–993, 2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 21 Apr 2011

Research article | 21 Apr 2011

Enhanced decomposition offsets enhanced productivity and soil carbon accumulation in coastal wetlands responding to climate change

M. L. Kirwan and L. K. Blum

Related subject area

Biogeochemistry: Wetlands
Drivers of seasonal- and event-scale DOC dynamics at the outlet of mountainous peatlands revealed by high-frequency monitoring
Thomas Rosset, Stéphane Binet, Jean-Marc Antoine, Emilie Lerigoleur, François Rigal, and Laure Gandois
Biogeosciences, 17, 3705–3722,,, 2020
Short summary
Comparison of eddy covariance CO2 and CH4 fluxes from mined and recently rewetted sections in a northwestern German cutover bog
David Holl, Eva-Maria Pfeiffer, and Lars Kutzbach
Biogeosciences, 17, 2853–2874,,, 2020
Short summary
Microtopography is a fundamental organizing structure of vegetation and soil chemistry in black ash wetlands
Jacob S. Diamond, Daniel L. McLaughlin, Robert A. Slesak, and Atticus Stovall
Biogeosciences, 17, 901–915,,, 2020
Short summary
Interacting effects of vegetation components and water level on methane dynamics in a boreal fen
Terhi Riutta, Aino Korrensalo, Anna M. Laine, Jukka Laine, and Eeva-Stiina Tuittila
Biogeosciences, 17, 727–740,,, 2020
Short summary
Denitrification, carbon and nitrogen emissions over the Amazonian wetlands
Jérémy Guilhen, Ahmad Al Bitar, Sabine Sauvage, Marie Parrens, Jean-Michel Martinez, Gwenael Abril, Patricia Moreira-Turcq, and José-Miguel Sanchez-Pérez
Biogeosciences Discuss.,,, 2020
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary

Cited articles

Bertness, M. D.: Fiddler crab regulation of Spartina alterniflora production in a New England salt marsh, Ecology, 66, 1042–1055, 1985.
Blum, L. K.: Spartina alterniflora root dynamics in a Virginia marsh, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 102, 169–178, 1993.
Blum L. K. and Christian, R. R.: Belowground production and decomposition along a tidal gradient in a Virginia salt marsh, edited by: Fagherazzi, S., Marani, M., Blum, L. K., The Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Marshes, American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., 2004.
Blum, L. K and Mills, A. L.: Microbial growth and activity during the initial stages of seagrass decomposition, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 70, 73–82, 1991.
Blum, L. K., Mills, A. L., Zieman, J. C., and Zieman, R. T.: Abundance of bacteria and fungi in seagrass and mangrove detritus, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 42, 73–78, 1988.
Publications Copernicus
Final-revised paper