Increasing grassland degradation stimulates the non-growing season CO2 emissions from an alpine meadow on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

  title={Increasing grassland degradation stimulates the non-growing season CO2 emissions from an alpine meadow on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau},
  author={Lei Ma and Zhisheng Yao and Xunhua Zheng and Han Zhang and Kai Wang and Bo Zhu and Rui Wang and Wei Zhang and Chunyan Liu},
  journal={Environmental Science and Pollution Research},
  • Lei Ma, Z. Yao, +6 authors Chunyan Liu
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
The alpine meadow ecosystem is one of the major vegetation biomes on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau, which hold substantial quantities of soil organic carbon. Pronounced grassland degradations (induced by overgrazing/climate change and further exacerbated by the subterranean rodent activities) that have widely occurred in this ecosystem may significantly alter the non-growing season carbon turnover processes such as carbon dioxide (CO2) efflux, but little is known about how the non-growing season… Expand
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