Comment on "the whole-soil carbon flux in response to warming"

Jing Xiao, Fangjian Yu, Wanying Zhu, Chenchao Xu, Kaihang Zhang, Yiqi Luo, James M. Tiedje, Jizhong Zhou, Lei Cheng

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In a compelling study, Hicks Pries et al. (Reports, 31 March 2017, p. 1420) showed that 4°C warming enhanced soil CO2 production in the 1-meter soil prof ile, with all soil depths displaying similar temperature sensitivity (Q10). We argue that some caveats can be identified in their experimental approach and analysis, and that these critically undermine their conclusions and hence their claim that the strength of feedback between the whole-soil carbon and climate has been underestimated in terrestrial models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberaao0218
Issue number6378
StatePublished - Feb 23 2018
Externally publishedYes

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