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Projections of the soil-carbon deficit

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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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Figure 1: Projections of the temperature vulnerability of soil carbon stocks.

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Davidson, E. Projections of the soil-carbon deficit. Nature 540, 47–48 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/540047a

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