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Soil respiration and carbon balance of gray forest soils as affected by land use
- Larionova, A.A., Yermolayev, A.M., Blagodatsky, S.A., Rozanova, L.N., Yevdokimov, I.V., Orlinsky, D.B.
- Biology and fertility of soils 1998 v.27 no.3 pp. 251-257
- forest soils, land use, biogeochemical cycles, carbon dioxide, crops, biological activity in soil, soil microorganisms, grassland soils, agricultural soils, arable soils, biomass production, Russia
- Soil respiration was measured by closed chamber and gradient methods in soils under forest, sown meadow and crops. Annual total soil respiration determined with the closed chamber method ranged from 180 to 642 g CO2-C m-2 year-1 and from 145 to 382 g CO2-C m-2 year-1 determined with the CO2 profile method. Soil respiration increased in the order: cropland < sown meadow < forest. The C balance calculated as the difference between net primary production (sink) and respiration of heterotrophs (source) suggested an equilibrium between the input and output of C in the cropland, and sequestration of 135 and 387 g CO2-C m-2 year-1 in the forest and meadow, respectively.