Articles | Volume 6, issue 1
SOIL, 6, 195–213, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-195-2020
SOIL, 6, 195–213, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-195-2020

Original research article 15 May 2020

Original research article | 15 May 2020

Boreal-forest soil chemistry drives soil organic carbon bioreactivity along a 314-year fire chronosequence

Benjamin Andrieux et al.

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Soil organic carbon bioreactivity in the spruce feathermoss forests of Quebec (Canada) B. Andrieux, D. Paré, J. Beguin, P. Grondin, and Y. Bergeron https://doi.org/10.23687/611911cf-e58a-4efa-9acf-c19bd0767e10

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Our study aimed to disentangle the contribution of several drivers to explaining the proportion of soil carbon that can be released to CO2 through microbial respiration. We found that boreal-forest soil chemistry is an important driver of the amount of carbon that microbes can process. Our results emphasize the need to include the effects of soil chemistry into models of carbon cycling to better anticipate the role played by boreal-forest soils in carbon-cycle–climate feedbacks.