Carbon storage by introduced deep-rooted grasses in the South American savannas

@article{Fisher1994CarbonSB,
  title={Carbon storage by introduced deep-rooted grasses in the South American savannas},
  author={Michael John Fisher and Idupulapati Madhusudana Rao and Miguel Angelo Ayarza and Carlos Eduardo Lascano and Jos{\'e} I. Sanz and Rebecca Jane Thomas and Ram{\'o}n Rodr{\'i}guez Vera},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={371},
  pages={236-238}
}
ESTIMATES of the global carbon dioxide balance have identified a substantial 'missing sink' of 0.4–4.3 Gt per year1. It has been suggested that much of this may reside in the terrestrial biosphere2. Here we present an analysis of the carbon stored by pastures based on deep-rooted grasses which have been introduced in the South American savannas. Although the deep-rooted grasses were chosen principally for agricultural reasons3, we find that they also sequester significant amounts of organic… CONTINUE READING

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