Turnover of Grassland Roots in Mountain Ecosystems Revealed by Their Radiocarbon Signature: Role of Temperature and Management

@inproceedings{Leifeld2015TurnoverOG,
  title={Turnover of Grassland Roots in Mountain Ecosystems Revealed by Their Radiocarbon Signature: Role of Temperature and Management},
  author={J Leifeld and Stefanie Meyer and Karen Budge and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Sebasti{\'a} and Michael Zimmermann and Juerg Fuhrer},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Root turnover is an important carbon flux component in grassland ecosystems because it replenishes substantial parts of carbon lost from soil via heterotrophic respiration and leaching. Among the various methods to estimate root turnover, the root's radiocarbon signature has rarely been applied to grassland soils previously, although the value of this approach is known from studies in forest soils. In this paper, we utilize the root's radiocarbon signatures, at 25 plots, in mountain grasslands… CONTINUE READING
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