Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
SOIL, 8, 517–539, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-517-2022
SOIL, 8, 517–539, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-8-517-2022
Original research article
23 Aug 2022
Original research article | 23 Aug 2022

Dynamics of carbon loss from an Arenosol by a forest to vineyard land use change on a centennial scale

Solène Quéro et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on soil-2021-115', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Solène QUERO, 16 Mar 2022
      • AC3: 'Reply on AC1', Solène QUERO, 10 May 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on soil-2021-115', Anonymous Referee #2, 21 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Solène QUERO, 16 Mar 2022
      • AC4: 'Reply on AC2', Solène QUERO, 10 May 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Revision (19 Mar 2022) by Estela Nadal Romero
AR by Solène QUERO on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (12 May 2022) by Estela Nadal Romero
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (24 May 2022)
RR by Julian Campo (25 May 2022)
ED: Publish as is (27 Jun 2022) by Estela Nadal Romero
ED: Publish as is (04 Jul 2022) by Kristof Van Oost(Executive Editor)
AR by Solène QUERO on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Although present in food security key areas, Arenosols carbon stocks are barely studied. A 150-year-old land use change in a Mediterranean Arenosol showed a loss from 50 Gt C ha-1 to 3 Gt C ha-1 after grape cultivation. 14C showed that deep ploughing in a vineyard plot redistributed the remaining microbial carbon both vertically and horizontally. Despite the drastic degradation of the organic matter pool, Arenosols would have a high carbon storage potential, targeting the 4 per 1000 initiative.