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No differences in soil carbon stocks across the tree line in the Peruvian Andes

ZIMMERMANN, M; Meir, Patrick; Silman, Miles R; Fedders, Anna; Gibbon, Adam; Malhi, Yadvinder; Urrego, Dunia H.; Bush, M; Feeley, Kenneth J.; Garcia, Karina C.; Dargie, Greta C.; Farfan, Wiliam R.


Reliable soil organic carbon (SOC) stock measurements of all major ecosystems are essential for predicting the influence of global warming on global soil carbon pools, but hardly any detailed soil survey data are available for tropical montane cloud forests (TMCF) and adjacent high elevation grasslands above (puna). TMCF are among the most threatened of ecosystems under current predicted global warming scenarios. We conducted an intensive soil sampling campaign extending 40 km along the tree...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecosystems
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-009-9300-2


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