Contingency in the direction and mechanics of soil organic matter responses to increased rainfall

@article{Berhe2012ContingencyIT,
  title={Contingency in the direction and mechanics of soil organic matter responses to increased rainfall},
  author={Asmeret Asefaw Berhe and Kenwyn B. Suttle and Sarah D. Burton and Jillian F. Banfield},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2012},
  volume={358},
  pages={371-383}
}
Rainfall is expected to show greater and more variable changes in response to anticipated rising of earth surface temperatures than most other climatic variables, and will be a major driver of ecosystem change. We studied the effects of predicted changes in California’s rainy season for storage and stabilization mechanisms of soil organic matter (SOM). In a controlled and replicated experiment, we amended rainfall over large plots of natural grassland in accordance with alternative scenarios of… CONTINUE READING