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- Bao, Fang, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Soil biology & biochemistry 2010 v.42 no.12 pp. 2339-2341
- deserts; steppes; desert soils; temperate soils; soil respiration; autotrophs; heterotrophs; soil ecology; climate change; root systems; accuracy; China
- ... Accurately partitioning soil respiration into autotrophic and heterotrophic components is important for understanding how ecosystem carbon budgets will respond to climate change. Usually, heterotrophic respiration can be estimated by a linear relationship between soil respiration and root biomass. In this study, however, we found that an exponential relationship was more appropriate than a linear ...