Partitioning of soil CO2 efflux in un-manipulated and experimentally flooded plots of a temperate fen

@inproceedings{Wunderlich2012PartitioningOS,
  title={Partitioning of soil CO2 efflux in un-manipulated and experimentally flooded plots of a temperate fen},
  author={Steve Wunderlich and Werner Borken},
  year={2012}
}
Peatlands store large amounts of organic carbon, but the carbon stock is sensitive to changes in precipitation or water table manipulations. Restoration of drained peat- lands by drain blocking and flooding is a common measure to conserve and augment the carbon stock of peatland soils. Here, we report to what extent flooding affected the contribu- tion of heterotrophic and rhizosphere respiration to soil CO 2 efflux in a grass-dominated mountain fen in Germany. Soil CO2 efflux was measured in… CONTINUE READING

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