Biogeochemistry: Soil warming and organic carbon content

@article{Davidson2000BiogeochemistrySW,
  title={Biogeochemistry: Soil warming and organic carbon content},
  author={Eric A. Davidson and Susan E. Trumbore and Ronald Amundson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={408},
  pages={789-790}
}
Soils store two or three times more carbon than exists in the atmosphere as CO2, and it is thought that the temperature sensitivity of decomposing organic matter in soil partly determines how much carbon will be transferred to the atmosphere as a result of global warming. Giardina and Ryan have questioned whether turnover times of soil carbon depend on temperature, however, on the basis of experiments involving isotope analysis and laboratory incubation of soils. We believe that their… 

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