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    Author(s): Evan S. Kane
    Date: 2012
    Source: Nature Climate Change. 2: 841-842.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The advancement of trees into Arctic tundra can increase total aboveground carbon storage. A study now shows, however, that greater plant growth also enhances belowground decomposition, resulting in a net loss of carbon from the ecosystem.

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    Kane, Evan S. 2012. Squeezing the arctic carbon balloon. Nature Climate Change. 2: 841-842.

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