Deep Carbon

Deep carbon refers to the carbon found beneath the subsurface of the Earth, where ninety percent of the Earth’s carbon resides. This vital part of the carbon cycle impacts the oceans, atmosphere and ultimately life on Earth. Despite this, there is still much unknown about the behaviour of carbon in the Earth’s interior. Advances include the quantification of carbon fluxes at subduction zones, the role of microorganisms in subsurface carbon cycling and the carbon budget of Earth’s deep interior. This Collection contains Reviews and Research from Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Nature Geoscience and Nature Microbiology that cover the latest advances in deep carbon science.

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Core collection

Deep life

Deep Earth

Reservoirs and fluxes