Competing Processes Drive the Resistance of Soil Carbon to Alterations in Organic Inputs.

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Publisher: Frontiers Research Foundation
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 402 words
Lexile Measure: 1720L

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Author(s): Derek Pierson, Hayley Peter-Contesse, Richard D. Bowden, Knute Nadelhoffer, Kamron Kayhani, Lucas Evans, Kate Lajtha

Protecting existing soil carbon (C) and harnessing the C sequestration potential of soils require an improved understanding of the processes through which soil organic matter accumulates in natural systems. Currently, competing hypotheses exist regarding the dominant mechanisms for soil C stabilization. Many long-standing hypotheses revolve around an assumed positive relationship between the quantity of organic inputs and soil C accumulation, while more recent hypotheses have shifted attention toward the complex controls of microbial processing and organo-mineral complexation. Here, we present the observed findings of...

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A657922124