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Short-term dynamics and spatial heterogeneity of CO2 emission from the soils of natural and urban ecosystems in the Central Chernozemic Region
- Sarzhanov, D. A., Vasenev, V. I., Sotnikova, Yu. L., Tembo, A., Vasenev, I. I., Valentini, R.
- Eurasian soil science 2015 v.48 no.4 pp. 416-424
- Chernozems, carbon dioxide, carbon dioxide production, ecosystems, forests, soil respiration, steppes, temporal variation, urban soils
- A comparative analysis of the spatial-temporal trends in the emission of CO₂from soils of different functional zones of the city of Kursk, a dark gray soil of an oak forest, and a typical steppe chernozem has been performed. The averaged CO₂emission from the urban soils is 25% higher than that from the natural soils (32.1 ± 17.8 and 17.8 ± 10.2 g CO₂/m²daily, respectively). The spatial heterogeneity of the CO₂emission is also significantly higher for the urban soils, while variation in temporal dynamics of soil respiration among the studied ecosystems was insignificant.