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Squeezing the arctic carbon balloon

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Nature Climate Change. 2: 841-842.


The advancement of trees into Arctic tundra can increase total aboveground carbon storage. A study now shows, however, that greater plant growth also enhances belowground decomposition, resulting in a net loss of carbon from the ecosystem.


Kane, Evan S. 2012. Squeezing the arctic carbon balloon. Nature Climate Change. 2: 841-842.

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