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={Karina Engelbrecht Clemmensen and Adam Bahr and Otso Ovaskainen and Anders Dahlberg and Alf Ekblad and H{\aa}kan Wallander and Jan Stenlid and Roger D. Finlay and David A. Wardle and Bj{\"o}rn D. Lindahl},
  pages={1615 - 1618}
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… 

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