The sensitivity of soil respiration to soil temperature, moisture, and carbon supply at the global scale

  title={The sensitivity of soil respiration to soil temperature, moisture, and carbon supply at the global scale},
  author={Andrew Hursh and Ashley P. Ballantyne and L. Annie Cooper and Marco P. Maneta and John S. Kimball and Jennifer D. Watts},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
Soil respiration (Rs) is a major pathway by which fixed carbon in the biosphere is returned to the atmosphere, yet there are limits to our ability to predict respiration rates using environmental drivers at the global scale. [] Key Method This study evaluates the factors driving Rs at the global scale by linking global datasets of soil moisture, soil temperature, primary productivity, and soil carbon estimates with observations of annual Rs from the Global Soil Respiration Database (SRDB). We find that…

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