Hyperactive soil microbes might weaken the terrestrial carbon sink

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Abstract

The rate at which carbon dioxide is lost from soil has risen faster than the rate at which it is used by land plants, because soil microbes have become more active — possibly weakening the land surface’s ability to act as a carbon sink.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-33
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume560
Issue number7716
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2018

Keywords

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Climate sciences
  • Environmental sciences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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