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    Author(s): John S. King; Paul J. Hanson; Emily Bernhardt; Paolo DeAngelis; Richard Norby; Kurt S. Pregitzer
    Date: 2004
    Source: Global Change Biology. 10: 1027-1042.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The rapidly rising concentration of atmospheric CO2 has the potential to alter forest and global carbon cycles by altering important processes that occur in soil. Forest soils contain the largest and longest lived carbon pools in terrestrial ecosystems and are therefore extremely important to the land-atmosphere exchange of carbon and future climate. Soil respiration is a sensitive integrator of many soil processes that control carbon storage in soil, and is therefore a good metric of changes to soil carbon cycling.

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    King, John S.; Hanson, Paul J.; Bernhardt, Emily; DeAngelis, Paolo; Norby, Richard; Pregitzer, Kurt S. 2004. A multiyear synthesis of soil respiration responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 from four forest FACE experiments. Global Change Biology. 10:1027-1042.

    Keywords

    Betula, global change, liquidambar, Pinus, Populus, soil CO2 efflux

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