Exchange of greenhouse gases between soil and atmosphere: interactions of soil physical factors and biological processes

  title={Exchange of greenhouse gases between soil and atmosphere: interactions of soil physical factors and biological processes},
  author={K. A. Smith and Timothy Ball and Franz Conen and Karen Dobbie and Jonathan M. Massheder and Ana Rey},
  journal={European Journal of Soil Science},
  • K. A. Smith, T. Ball, A. Rey
  • Published 1 December 2003
  • Environmental Science, Chemistry
  • European Journal of Soil Science
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