Correspondence between δ13C and δ15N in soils suggests coordinated fractionation processes for soil C and N

@article{Nel2017CorrespondenceB,
  title={Correspondence between δ13C and δ15N in soils suggests coordinated fractionation processes for soil C and N},
  author={Jacques A. Nel and Joseph M. Craine and Michael Denis Cramer},
  journal={Plant and Soil},
  year={2017},
  volume={423},
  pages={257-271}
}
Although a number of different factors influence C and N isotopic fractionation of organic matter, the δ13C and δ15N values of soil organic matter both tend to increase with soil depth, following similar trajectories. This similarity has not been investigated at the global scale. As microbial decomposition increases organic matter δ13C and δ15N values, soil isotopic values are hypothesized to generally increase with depth across local and global scales. Soil δ13C and δ15N values for 16 soil… CONTINUE READING

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