Roots and Associated Fungi Drive Long-Term Carbon Sequestration in Boreal Forest

  title={Roots and Associated Fungi Drive Long-Term Carbon Sequestration in Boreal Forest},
  author={K. E. Clemmensen and A. Bahr and O. Ovaskainen and A. Dahlberg and A. Ekblad and H. Wallander and J. Stenlid and R. Finlay and D. Wardle and B. Lindahl},
  pages={1615 - 1618}
  • K. E. Clemmensen, A. Bahr, +7 authors B. Lindahl
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Science
  • Forest Fungi Boreal forest is one of the world's major biomes, dominating the subarctic northern latitudes of Europe, Asia, and America. The soils of boreal forest function as a net sink in the global carbon cycle and, hitherto, it has been thought that organic matter in this sink primarily accumulates in the form of plant remains. Clemmensen et al. (p. 1615; see the Perspective by Treseder and Holden) now show that most of the stored carbon in boreal forested islands in Sweden is in fact… CONTINUE READING
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