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Soil biogeochemistry

Warming to increase cropland carbon sink

Temperature affects both erosion and carbon cycling in the soil. Research now shows that under warming, the replacement of soil organic carbon lost by erosion increases but the preservation of deposited carbon decreases, with an overall rise in the cropland carbon sink.

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Fig. 1: Soil erosion in cropland after heavy rains.


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Campo, J. Warming to increase cropland carbon sink. Nat. Clim. Chang. 13, 121–122 (2023).

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