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Beyond respiration : Controls on lateral carbon fluxes across the terrestrial-aquatic interface

  • Suzanne E. Tank
  • Jason B. Fellman
  • Eran Hood
  • Emma S Kritzberg
Publishing year: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 76-88
Publication/Series: Limnology and Oceanography Letters
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley Online Library

Abstract english

Understanding what controls the lateral flux of organic and inorganic carbon from landscapes to surface
waters is key to fully understanding terrestrial ecosystem carbon balances, the biogeochemistry of fresh-
waters, and how the hydrologically-mediated movement of carbon between these ecosystems may be altered
by global change. In this paper, we synthesize current knowledge and identify major knowledge gaps in our
understanding of land-to-water fluxes of dissolved and particulate organic carbon, CO
, and bicarbonate by
exploring: (1) how variations in soil carbon stocks affect dissolved and gaseous carbon production in the soil
profile and transport via terrestrial-aquatic flow paths, and (2) the effect of global change on these lateral car-
bon fluxes. Our aim is to develop a roadmap to guide future research on terrestrial-aquatic linkages in the
carbon cycle within the context of changes in climate, global biogeochemical cycles, and land use.


  • Climate Research
  • Oceanography, Hydrology, Water Resources
  • Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences


  • ISSN: 2378-2242
Emma Kritzberg
E-mail: emma [dot] kritzberg [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

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