Carbon accumulation in lowland bog soils of fallow lands in Murmansk oblast

Carbon accumulation in lowland bog soils of fallow lands in Murmansk oblast The dynamics of organic carbon accumulation in lowland bog soils of Murmansk oblast were assessed by analyzing soil samples from fields formerly sown with perennial grasses but withdrawn from agricultural use three, six, and eight years ago. Within three years, the organic carbon content in the topsoil (0–20 cm) increased by 0.07%, compared to that in cultivated soil. In six-and eight-year-old fallows, the increase in the soil carbon content averaged 0.2 and 0.46%, respectively. Experimental data were used for verifying calculations of carbon turnover in lowland bog soils of fallows in Murmansk oblast by the RothC model. Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Carbon accumulation in lowland bog soils of fallow lands in Murmansk oblast

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