Carbon sequestration and turnover in soil under the energy crop Miscanthus: repeated 13C natural abundance approach and literature synthesis

@article{Zang2018CarbonSA,
  title={Carbon sequestration and turnover in soil under the energy crop Miscanthus: repeated 13C natural abundance approach and literature synthesis},
  author={Huadong Zang and Evgenia Blagodatskaya and Yuan Wen and Xingliang Xu and Jens Dyckmans and Yakov Kuzyakov},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
  year={2018},
  volume={10}
}
The stability and turnover of soil organic matter (SOM) are a very important but poorly understood part of carbon (C) cycling. Conversion of C3 grassland to the C4 energy crop Miscanthus provides an ideal opportunity to quantify medium‐term SOM dynamics without disturbance (e.g., plowing), due to the natural shift in the δ13C signature of soil C. For the first time, we used a repeated 13C natural abundance approach to measure C turnover in a loamy Gleyic Cambisol after 9 and 21 years of… 
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