Short-term temporal changes of soil carbon losses after tillage described by a first-order decay model

@inproceedings{Scala2008ShorttermTC,
  title={Short-term temporal changes of soil carbon losses after tillage described by a first-order decay model},
  author={Newton la Scala and Afonso Emidio de Vasconcelos Lopes and Kurt A. Spokas and Denizart Bolonhezi and David W. Archer and Donald C. Reicosky},
  year={2008}
}
Tillage stimulates soil carbon (C) losses by increasing aeration, changing temperature and moisture conditions, and thus favoring microbial decomposition. In addition, soil aggregate disruption by tillage exposes once protected organic matter to decomposition. We propose a model to explain carbon dioxide (CO2) emission after tillage as a function of the no-till emission plus a correction due to the tillage disturbance. The model assumes that C in the readily decomposable organic matter follows… CONTINUE READING
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