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Recent acceleration of carbon accumulation in a boreal peatland, south central Alaska

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2013

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Loisel, Julie, and Yu, Zicheng, 2013, Recent acceleration of carbon accumulation in a boreal peatland, south central Alaska: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, v. 118, no. 1, p. 41-53.

Summary

The ongoing warming in high-latitude regions may be causing rapid changes in the structure and functioning of terrestrial ecosystems. Of particular concern is the fate of belowground soil organic carbon stored in peat-accumulating wetlands, as these large carbon pools are sensitive to temperature and moisture conditions. Despite their important role in the global carbon cycle, considerable uncertainty remains over the carbon balance of northern peatlands in a changing climate. Here we examine the response of vegetation and carbon dynamics in a wet boreal peatland to recent climate warming using empirical peat core data and a new modeling approach. We observed a widespread shift from herbaceous Carex fen peat to Sphagnum moss peat around [...]

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nwblcc-20160306.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1029/2012JG001978
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 2169-8961

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