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Lateral carbon transfer from erosion in noncroplands matters

Borrelli, Pasquale; Panagos, Panos; Lugato, Emanuele; Alewell, Christine; Ballabio, Cristiano; Montanarella, Luca; Robinson, David A.. 2018 Lateral carbon transfer from erosion in noncroplands matters. Global Change Biology, 24 (8). 3283-3284. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14125

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Abstract/Summary

Letter to Editor. This study combines two unprecedentedly high resolution (250 × 250 m) maps of soil erosion (inter‐rill and rill processes) and soil organic carbon to calculate a global estimate of erosion‐induced organic carbon (C) displacement. The results indicate a gross C displacement by soil erosion of 2.5 Pg C/year. The greatest share of displaced C (64%) comes from seminatural lands and forests. This suggests that lateral C transfer from erosion in noncroplands may play a more important role than previously assumed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14125
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 1354-1013
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
Date made live: 31 Jul 2018 11:10 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/520634

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