Unrecognized threat to global soil carbon by a widespread invasive species

@article{OBryan2021UnrecognizedTT,
  title={Unrecognized threat to global soil carbon by a widespread invasive species},
  author={Christopher J. O’Bryan and Nicholas R. Patton and Jim Hone and Jesse S. Lewis and Violeta Berdejo-Espinola and Derek R. Risch and Matthew H. Holden and Eve McDonald‐Madden},
  journal={Global Change Biology},
  year={2021},
  volume={28},
  pages={877 - 882}
}
Most of Earth's terrestrial carbon is stored in the soil and can be released as carbon dioxide (CO2) when disturbed. Although humans are known to exacerbate soil CO2 emissions through land‐use change, we know little about the global carbon footprint of invasive species. We predict the soil area disturbed and resulting CO2 emissions from wild pigs (Sus scrofa), a pervasive human‐spread vertebrate that uproots soil. We do this using models of wild pig population density, soil damage, and their… 

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