Title: Variable temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon in North American forests
Author: Fissore, Cinzia; Giardina, Christian P.; Swanston, Christopher W.; King, Gary M.; Kolka, Randall K.
Source: Global Change Biology. 15: 2295-2310.
Description: We investigated mean residence time (MRT) for soil organic carbon (SOC) sampled from paired hardwood and pine forests located along a 22 °C mean annual temperature (MAT) gradient in North America. We used acid hydrolysis fractionation, radiocarbon analyses, long-term laboratory incubations (525-d), and a three-pool model to describe the size and kinetics of the acid insoluble C (AIC), active and slow SOC fractions in soil.
Keywords: carbon quality, Q10, radiocarbon, SOC decomposition, SOC fractionation, stable C, temperate forests
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Fissore, Cinzia; Giardina, Christian P.; Swanston, Christopher W.; King, Gary M.; Kolka, Randall K. 2009. Variable temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon in North American forests. Global Change Biology. 15: 2295-2310..