Biogeochemistry: Projections of the soil-carbon deficit

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Nature
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540,
Pages:
47–48
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doi:10.1038/540047a
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Changes in the amount of carbon stored in soil might be a crucial feedback to climate change. Experimental field studies show that warming-induced soil carbon losses are greatest where carbon stocks are largest. See Letter p.104

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  1. Eric A. Davidson is at the Appalachian Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Frostburg, Maryland 21536, USA.

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