Biodiversity, Nitrogen Deposition, and CO2 Affect Grassland Soil Carbon Cycling but not Storage

@article{Reid2012BiodiversityND,
  title={Biodiversity, Nitrogen Deposition, and CO2 Affect Grassland Soil Carbon Cycling but not Storage},
  author={Joseph Pignatello Reid and E. Carol Adair and Sarah E. Hobbie and Peter B. Reich},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2012},
  volume={15},
  pages={580-590}
}
Grasslands are globally widespread and capable of storing large amounts of carbon (C) in soils, and are generally experiencing increasing atmospheric CO2, nitrogen (N) deposition, and biodiversity losses. To better understand whether grasslands will act as C sources or sinks in the future we measured microbial respiration in long-term laboratory incubations of soils collected from a grassland field experiment after 9 years of factorial treatment of atmospheric CO2, N deposition, and plant… 
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