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Agricultural soils as a sink to mitigate CO2 emissions
Abstract. Agricultural soils, having been depleted of much of their native carbon stocks, have a significant CO2 sink capacity. Global estimates of this sink capacity are in the order of 20-30 Pg CExpand
It is shown how the model can be used for medium-term predictions of the effects of changed inputs, climate, initial pools, litter quality, etc., on soil carbon pools, and strategies for model parameterization to different inputs, climatic regions, and soils are briefly discussed. Expand
Temperature dependence of organic matter decomposition: a critical review using literature data analyzed with different models
Abstract The literature was reviewed regarding laboratory incubation studies where C mineralization was measured. Experiments were selected in which the same substrate was incubated at least at twoExpand
Roots contribute more to refractory soil organic matter than above-ground crop residues, as revealed by a long-term field experiment
Abstract We revisited the well documented and ongoing long-term ‘Ultuna continuous soil organic matter field experiment’ which started in 1956 at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. TheExpand
Carbon sequestration potential in European croplands has been overestimated
Yearly, per-area carbon sequestration rates are used to estimate mitigation potentials by comparing types and areas of land management in 1990 and 2000 and projected to 2010, for the European UnionExpand
ICBM regional model for estimations of dynamics of agricultural soil carbon pools
Swedish arable land covers 3 Mha and its topsoil contains about 300 Mton C. The mineral soils seem to be close to steady-state, but the organic soils (about 10% of total arable land) have beenExpand
Barley Straw Decomposition in the Field: A Comparison of Models
Models were applied to results from a field experiment on the decomposition of barley straw, incubated 10-15 cm below the soil surface in a barley field. Litter bags were sampled 14 times during aExpand
Soil biota and global change at the ecosystem level: describing soil biota in mathematical models
All current mathematical models of the soil system are underpinned by a wealth of research into soil biology and new research continues to improve the description of the real world by mathematicalExpand
Long-term agricultural field experiments in Northern Europe: analysis of the influence of management on soil carbon stocks using the ICBM model
Abstract Land use in general and particularly agricultural practices can significantly influence soil carbon (C) storage. Changes in topsoil C mass measured in long-term agricultural field trials inExpand
Pedotransfer functions for estimating plant available water and bulk density in Swedish agricultural soils
Abstract Pedotransfer functions (PTFs) to estimate plant available water were developed from a database of arable soils in Sweden. The PTFs were developed to fulfil the minimum requirements of anyExpand