Are chemical oxidation methods relevant to isolate a soil pool of centennial carbon?

@article{Lutfalla2013AreCO,
  title={Are chemical oxidation methods relevant to isolate a soil pool of centennial carbon?},
  author={Suzanne Lutfalla and Claire Chenu and Pierre Barr{\'e}},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={118},
  pages={135-139}
}
Despite its relevance to long term carbon sequestration in soils, there is to date no successful experimental way to isolate all the stable pool of soil organic carbon (SOC), i.e. SOC that has a residence time of centuries to millennia. Long term bare fallows (LTBF) offer a unique opportunity to study stable SOC, as without carbon inputs and with continuing biodegradation and mineralization, SOC becomes progressively enriched in its most stable components. Here, we took advantage of the 42… CONTINUE READING