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Biomass offsets little or none of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment

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Abbott, B.W., J.B. Jones, E.A.G. Schuur, F.S. Chapin III, W.B.Bowden, M.S. Bret-Harte, H.E. Epstein, M.D. Flannigan, T.K. Harms, T.N. Hollingsworth, M.C. Mack, A.D. McGuire, S.M. Natali, A.V. Rocha, S.E. Tank, M.R. Turetsky, J.E. Vonk, K.P. Wickland, G.R. Aiken, H.D. Alexander, R.M.W. Amon, B.W. Benscoter, Y. Bergeron, K. Bishop, O. Blarquez, B. Bond-Lamberty, A.L. Breen, I. Buffam, Y. Cai, C. Carcaillet, S.K. Carey, J.M. Chen, H.Y.H. Chen, T.R. Christensen, L.W. Cooper, J.H.C. Cornelissen, W.J. de Groot, T.H. DeLuca, E. Dorrepaal, N. Fetcher, J.C. Finlay, B.C. Forbes, N.H.F. French, S. Gauthier, M.P. Girardin, S.J. Goetz, J.G., Goldammer, L. Gough, P. Grogan, L. Guo, P.E. Higuera, L. Hinzman, F.S. Hu, G. Hugelius, E.E. Jafarov, R. Jandt, J.F. Johnstone, J. Karlsson, E.S. Kasischke, G. Kattner, R. Kelly, F. Keuper, G.W. Kling, P. Kortelainen, J. Kouki, P. Kuhry, H. Laudon, I. Laurion, R.W. Macdonald, P.J. Mann, P.J. Martikainen, J.W. McClelland, U. Molau, S.F. Oberbauer, D. Olefeldt, D. Pare, M.-A. Parisien, S. Payette, C. Peng, O.S. Pokrovsky, E.B. Rastetter, P.A. Raymond, M.K. Reynolds, G. Rein, J.F. Reynolds, M.Robards, B.M. Rogers, C. Schadel, K. Schaefer, I.K. Schmidt, A. Shvidenko, J. Sky, R.G.M. Spencer, G. Starr, R.G. Striegl, R. Teisserenc, L.J. Tranvik, T. Virtanen, J.M. Welker, and S. Zimov, 2016, Biomass offsets little or non of permafrost carbon release from soils, streams, and wildfire: an expert assessment, Environ. Res. Lett. 11 034014, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/3/034014

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As the permafrost region warms, its large organic carbon pool will be increasingly vulnerable to decomposition, combustion, and hydrologic export. Models predict that some portion of this release will be offset by increased production of Arctic and boreal biomass; however, the lack of robust estimates of net carbon balance increases the risk of further overshooting international emissions targets. Precise empirical or model-based assessments of the critical factors driving carbon balance are unlikely in the near future, so to address this gap, we present estimates from 98 permafrost-region experts of the response of biomass, wildfire, and hydrologic carbon flux to climate change. Results suggest that contrary to model projections, [...]

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