The global terrestrial carbon cycle

  title={The global terrestrial carbon cycle},
  author={Thomas Smith and Wolfgang Cramer and Robert Keith Dixon and Rik Leemans and Ronald P. Neilson and Allen M. Solomon},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
There is great uncertainty with regard to the future role of the terrestrial biosphere in the global carbon cycle. The uncertainty arises from both an inadequate understanding of current pools and fluxes as well as the potential effects of rising atmospheric concentrations of CO2 on natural ecosystems. Despite these limitations, a number of studies have estimated current and future patterns of terrestrial carbon storage. Future estimates focus on the effects of a climate change associated with… 
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