Stabilized Soil Organic Carbon Pools in Subsoils under Forest Are Potential Sinks for Atmospheric CO2
Abstract:The soil organic carbon (SOC) pool stored in subsoil horizons in forests plays an important role in the global carbon cycle. Strategies are needed to increase the subsoil SOC pool in forests because the turnover time of SOC increases with increase in soil depth as subsoil SOC is chemically and physically stabilized. We compared the total SOC and total nitrogen (TN) pools, chemically and physically separated SOC fractions, and C and N pools in fine roots in a soil pedon in an oak-hickory forest type consisting of white oak (
Keywords: chemically separated soil organic carbon fractions; forest subsoils; functionally important tree species; physically separated soil organic carbon fractions; soil organic carbon depth distribution
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: February 1, 2011
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