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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

Residence time of fine-root carbon using radiocarbon measurements of samples collected from a soil archive

Fröberg, Mats

Abstract

Fine roots from the soil archive of the Swedish National Forest Soil Inventory, collected in 1964, 1972, 1985, and 1998, were analyzed for 14C contents. Two different methods of estimating residence time were compared. Residence time of root C was estimated to be 8 y using a steady state 1-pool model.

Keywords

forest soils; spruce; bomb carbon; soil carbon

Published in

Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
2012, Volume: 175, number: 1, pages: 46-48
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL

    SLU Authors

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

    Publication Identifiers

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201100072

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/45758