Functional shift hypothesis and the relationship between temperature and soil carbon accumulation

@article{Dalias2002FunctionalSH,
  title={Functional shift hypothesis and the relationship between temperature and soil carbon accumulation},
  author={Panagiotis Dalias and Giorgos D. Kokkoris and Andreas Y. Troumbis},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2002},
  volume={37},
  pages={90-95}
}
Recent experimental evidence on the relationship between temperature and litter or soil organic matter decomposition suggests that the simple assumption that temperature affects the rate constant of the processes may not be valid. Thermal conditions seem to influence the kinetics of C mineralization by changing, in a qualitatively predictable way, the estimated percentages of initial material that behave as labile or recalcitrant. The consequences of this shift in mineralization dynamics due… CONTINUE READING