Soil carbon and climate change: from the Jenkinson effect to the compost-bomb instability.

  title={Soil carbon and climate change: from the Jenkinson effect to the compost-bomb instability.},
  author={C. M. Luke and P. Cox},
  journal={European Journal of Soil Science},
  • C. M. Luke, P. Cox
  • Published 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • European Journal of Soil Science
First generation climate–carbon cycle models suggest that climate change will suppress carbon accumulation in soils, and could even lead to a net loss of global soil carbon over the next century. These model results are qualitatively consistent with soil carbon projections published by Jenkinson almost two decades ago. More recently there has been a suggestion that the release of heat associated with soil decomposition, which is neglected in the vast majority of large-scale models, may be… Expand

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