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Volume 12, issue 11
Biogeosciences, 12, 3241–3251, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3241-2015
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Biogeosciences, 12, 3241–3251, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-3241-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Jun 2015

Research article | 03 Jun 2015

Positive trends in organic carbon storage in Swedish agricultural soils due to unexpected socio-economic drivers

C. Poeplau et al.
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Soil carbon dynamics of the past 2 decades in Swedish agricultural soils were assessed using three consecutive soil inventories. We found a significant increase in country-wide soil carbon concentrations, which is in contrast to trends reported in neighbouring countries. We explained this by a significant rise of the proportion of leys in Swedish agriculture, which was found to be strongly related to the increase in horse population. Human lifestyle can affect soil carbon.
Soil carbon dynamics of the past 2 decades in Swedish agricultural soils were assessed using...
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