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    Author(s): Cinzia Fissore; Christian P. GiardinaChristopher W. Swanston; Gary M. King; Randall K. Kolka
    Date: 2009
    Source: Global Change Biology. 15: 2295-2310.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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    We investigated mean residence time (MRT) for soil organic carbon (SOC) sampled from paired hardwood and pine forests located along a 22 °C mean annual temperature (MAT) gradient in North America. We used acid hydrolysis fractionation, radiocarbon analyses, long-term laboratory incubations (525-d), and a three-pool model to describe the size and kinetics of the acid insoluble C (AIC), active and slow SOC fractions in soil.

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    Fissore, Cinzia; Giardina, Christian P.; Swanston, Christopher W.; King, Gary M.; Kolka, Randall K. 2009. Variable temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon in North American forests. Global Change Biology. 15: 2295-2310.


    carbon quality, Q10, radiocarbon, SOC decomposition, SOC fractionation, stable C, temperate forests

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