Sensitivity of the carbon cycle in the Arctic to climate change

  title={Sensitivity of the carbon cycle in the Arctic to climate change},
  author={A. David McGuire and Leif G. Anderson and Torben R{\o}jle Christensen and S. R. Dallimore and Laodong Guo and Daniel J. Hayes and Martin Heimann and Thomas Lorenson and R. Macdonald and Nigel T. Roulet},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
The recent warming in the Arctic is affecting a broad spectrum of physical, ecological, and human/cultural systems that may be irreversible on century time scales and have the potential to cause rapid changes in the earth system. The response of the carbon cycle of the Arctic to changes in climate is a major issue of global concern, yet there has not been a comprehensive review of the status of the contemporary carbon cycle of the Arctic and its response to climate change. This review is… 

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