Soil carbon pools and world life zones

@article{Post1982SoilCP,
  title={Soil carbon pools and world life zones},
  author={W. Post and W. Emanuel and P. Zinke and A. Stangenberger},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1982},
  volume={298},
  pages={156-159}
}
  • W. Post, W. Emanuel, +1 author A. Stangenberger
  • Published 1982
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Soil organic carbon in active exchange with the atmosphere constitutes approximately two-thirds of the carbon in terrestrial ecosystems1,2. The relatively large size and long residence time of this pool (of the order of 1,200 yr) make it a potentially important sink for carbon released to the atmosphere by fossil fuel combustion; however, in many cases, human disturbance has caused a decrease in soil carbon storage3,4. Various recent estimates place the global total of soil carbon between 700… CONTINUE READING
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