Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
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, Christine Hatté, Sophie Cornu, Adrien Duvivier, Nithavong Cam, Floriane Jamoteau, Daniel Borschneck, and Isabelle Basile-Doelsch


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
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.