Hot regions of labile and stable soil organic carbon in Germany - Spatial variability and driving factors

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Authors: Cora Vos, Anna Jacobs and Axel Don
Date: June 6, 2018
From: Soil(Vol. 4, Issue 2)
Publisher: Copernicus GmbH
Document Type: Author abstract; Brief article; Report
Length: 396 words

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels can be mitigated by sequestering carbon in the soil. Sequestration can be facilitated by agricultural management, but its influence is not the same on all soil carbon pools, as labile pools with a high turnover may be accumulated much faster but are also more vulnerable to losses. The aims of this study were to (1) assess how soil organic carbon (SOC) is distributed among SOC fractions on a national scale in Germany, (2) identify factors influencing this distribution and (3) identify regions with high vulnerability to SOC losses. The SOC content and proportion of two different SOC fractions were estimated for more than 2500 mineral topsoils (

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A541598133