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- Drollinger, Simon, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Catena 2019 v.178 pp. 1-10
- anaerobic conditions; bogs; carbon; carbon nitrogen ratio; drainage; isotope fractionation; mycorrhizae; nitrogen; organic compounds; organic matter; peat; peatlands; phytomass; soil; stable isotopes; temperature; water table
- ... Decomposition of organic substances is one of the main processes responsible for the signatures of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes (δ13C and δ15N) in soils and peats. However, the applicability of δ13C and δ15N signatures at the natural abundance level as indicators of the degree of peat decomposition is still debatable. We evaluated δ13C and δ15N depth patterns of peat cores sampled at nine s ...