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Ecosystem carbon storage and flux in upland/peatland watersheds in northern Minnesota. Chapter 9.

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Grigal, David F.; Bates, Peter C.; Kolka, Randall K.

Year Published

2011

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In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 243-296.

Abstract

Carbon (C) storage and fluxes (inputs and outputs of C per unit time) are central issues in global change. Spatial patterns of C storage on the landscape, both that in soil and in biomass, are important from an inventory perspective and for understanding the biophysical processes that affect C fluxes. Regional and national estimates of C storage are uncertain because they are based on a specific subset of sites or on extrapolation of broad-based means. The patterns and processes affecting ecosystem C vary considerably among landscapes, limiting extrapolation across broad climatic-geomorphic regions. This chapter examines methods to quantify the magnitude and spatial patterns of ecosystem C storage across landscapes at the Marcell Experimental Forest in northern Minnesota, and methods to estimate C flux for two common forest types at that location.

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Grigal, David F.; Bates, Peter C.; Kolka, Randall K. 2011. Ecosystem carbon storage and flux in upland/peatland watersheds in northern Minnesota. In: Kolka, Randall K.; Sebestyen, Stephen D.; Verry, Elon S.; Brooks,Kenneth N., eds. Peatland biogeochemistry and watershed hydrology at the Marcell Experimental Forest. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press: 243-296.

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