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Soil biogeochemistry

Subsoil carbon loss

A field-based study of 4.5 years of whole-soil warming reveals that warming stimulates loss of structurally complex organic carbon at the same rate as that for bulk organic carbon in subsoil.

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Fig. 1: Effects of warming on soil carbon dynamics.


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Chen, J., Luo, Y. & Sinsabaugh, R.L. Subsoil carbon loss. Nat. Geosci. 16, 284–285 (2023).

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