Belowground carbon allocation in forests estimated from litterfall and IRGA-based soil respiration measurements

  title={Belowground carbon allocation in forests estimated from litterfall and IRGA-based soil respiration measurements},
  author={Eric A Davidson and Kathleen Savage and Paul V. Bolstad and Deborah A Clark and Peter S. Curtis and David S Ellsworth and Paul J. Hanson and Beverly E. Law and Yiqi Luo and Kurt S. Pregitzer and James C. Randolph and Dominik Zak},
Allocation of C to belowground plant structures is one of the most important, yet least well quantified fluxes of C in terrestrial ecosystems. In a literature review of mature forests worldwide, Raich and Nadelhoffer (1989) suggested that total belowground carbon allocation (TBCA) could be estimated from the difference between annual rates of soil respiration and aboveground litterfall. Here we analyze new measurements of soil respiration and litterfall, including data from the Ameriflux… CONTINUE READING
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