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Research article2013Peer reviewed

Effects of grazing on CO2 balance in a semiarid steppe: field observations and modeling

Kang, Xiaoming; Hao, Yanbin; Cui, Xiaoyong; Chen, Huai; Li, Changsheng; Rui, Yichao; Tian, Jianqing; Kardol, Paul; Zhong, Lei; Wang, Jinzhi; Wang, Yanfen


We conclude that moderate grazing prevails over no-management practices in maintaining CO2 balance in semiarid grasslands, moderating and mitigating the negative effects of global climate change on the CO2 balance in grassland ecosystems.


Carbon budget; DNDC; Eddy covariance; Grassland; Grazing; Soil heterotrophic respiration

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Journal of Soils and Sediments
2013, Volume: 13, number: 6, pages: 1012-1023

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    SDG13 Climate action

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    Forest Science

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