Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
SOIL, 6, 435–451, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-435-2020
SOIL, 6, 435–451, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-435-2020

Original research article 29 Sep 2020

Original research article | 29 Sep 2020

Land-use perturbations in ley grassland decouple the degradation of ancient soil organic matter from the storage of newly derived carbon inputs

Marco Panettieri et al.

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In the context of global change, soil has been identified as a potential C sink, depending on land-use strategies. This work is devoted to identifying the processes affecting labile soil C pools resulting from changes in land use. We show that the land-use change in ley grassland provoked a decoupling of the storage and degradation processes after the grassland phase. Overall, the study enables us to develop a sufficient understanding of fine-scale C dynamics to refine soil C prediction models.