Physiological and ecological controls on carbon sequestering in terrestrial ecosystems

@article{Strain1985PhysiologicalAE,
  title={Physiological and ecological controls on carbon sequestering in terrestrial ecosystems},
  author={Boyd R. Strain},
  journal={Biogeochemistry},
  year={1985},
  volume={1},
  pages={219-232}
}
  • B. Strain
  • Published 1 September 1985
  • Environmental Science
  • Biogeochemistry
Carbon cycling processes in ecosystems are generally believed to be well understood. Carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and other essential elements are chemically converted from inorganic to organic compounds primarily in the process of photosynthesis. Secondary metabolic processes cycle carbon in and among organisms and carbon is ultimately released back to the environment as CO2 by respiratory processes. Unfortunately, our understanding of this cycle was determined under the assumption that the… 
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