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The changing global carbon cycle: linking plant?soil carbon dynamics to global consequences

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2009

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Chapin, F. Stuart, III, McFarland, Jack, McGuire, A. David, Euskirchen, Eugénie S., Ruess, Roger W., and Kielland, Knut, 2009, The changing global carbon cycle: linking plant?soil carbon dynamics to global consequences: Journal of Ecology, v. 97, no. 5, p. 840-850.

Summary

1. ?Most current climate?carbon cycle models that include the terrestrial carbon (C) cycle are based on a model developed 40 years ago by Woodwell & Whittaker (1968) and omit advances in biogeochemical understanding since that time. Their model treats net C emissions from ecosystems as the balance between net primary production (NPP) and heterotrophic respiration (HR, i.e. primarily decomposition). 2. ?Under conditions near steady state, geographic patterns of decomposition closely match those of NPP, and net C emissions are adequately described as a simple balance of NPP and HR (the Woodwell-Whittaker model). This close coupling between NPP and HR occurs largely because of tight coupling between C and N (nitrogen) cycles and because [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01529.x
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1365-2745

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