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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 12, 1615-1627, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-1615-2015
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Research article
12 Mar 2015
Continuous and discontinuous variation in ecosystem carbon stocks with elevation across a treeline ecotone
J. D. M. Speed et al.
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RC C6919: 'Invited review', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Nov 2014 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C7578: 'Interactive comment on: 'Continuous and discontinuous variation in ecosystemc arbon stocks with elevation across a treeline ecotone', by J.D.M. Spped et al.', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Dec 2014 Printer-friendly Version 
 
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Here we investigate how ecosystem carbon stocks vary with elevation shifting from the closed forest to open alpine tundra, in the mountains of southern Norway. Above-ground carbon stocks decreased with elevation, with a clear breakpoint at the forest line, while the organic horizon soil carbon stocks increased linearly with elevation. Overall, ecosystem carbon stocks increased with elevation above the treeline and decreased with elevation below, demonstrating the importance of the treeline.
Here we investigate how ecosystem carbon stocks vary with elevation shifting from the closed...
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