Soil carbon pools in Swiss forests show legacy effects from historic forest litter raking

@article{Gimmi2012SoilCP,
  title={Soil carbon pools in Swiss forests show legacy effects from historic forest litter raking},
  author={U. Gimmi and B. Poulter and A. Wolf and H. Portner and P. Weber and M. B{\"u}rgi},
  journal={Landscape Ecology},
  year={2012},
  volume={28},
  pages={835-846}
}
  • U. Gimmi, B. Poulter, +3 authors M. Bürgi
  • Published 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Globally, forest soils contain twice as much carbon as forest vegetation. Consequently, natural and anthropogenic disturbances affecting carbon accumulation in forest soils can alter regional to global carbon balance. In this study, we evaluate the effects of historic litter raking on soil carbon stocks, a former forest use which used to be widespread throughout Europe for centuries. We estimate, for Switzerland, the carbon sink potential in current forest soils due to recovery from past litter… CONTINUE READING
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