Soil-carbon response to warming dependent on microbial physiology

  title={Soil-carbon response to warming dependent on microbial physiology},
  author={Steven D Allison and Matthew D Wallenstein and Mark A Bradford},
Most ecosystem models predict that climate warming will stimulate microbial decomposition of soil carbon, producing a positive feedback to rising global temperatures1,2. Although field experiments document an initial increase in the loss of CO2 from soils in response to warming, in line with these predictions, the carbon dioxide loss from soils tends to decline to control levels within a few years3–5. This attenuation response could result from changes in microbial physiological properties with… CONTINUE READING
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