Temperature-associated increases in the global soil respiration record

@article{BondLamberty2010TemperatureassociatedII,
  title={Temperature-associated increases in the global soil respiration record},
  author={Ben Bond‐Lamberty and Allison M. Thomson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2010},
  volume={464},
  pages={579-582}
}
Soil respiration, RS, the flux of microbially and plant-respired carbon dioxide (CO2) from the soil surface to the atmosphere, is the second-largest terrestrial carbon flux. However, the dynamics of RS are not well understood and the global flux remains poorly constrained. Ecosystem warming experiments, modelling analyses and fundamental biokinetics all suggest that RS should change with climate. This has been difficult to confirm observationally because of the high spatial variability of RS… 
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