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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 12, 7129-7167, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-7129-2015
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Reviews and syntheses
08 Dec 2015
Reviews and syntheses: Effects of permafrost thaw on Arctic aquatic ecosystems
J. E. Vonk et al.
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AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC C3748: 'Review of Vonk et al', Anonymous Referee #1, 22 Jul 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C4034: 'Review', O.S. Pokrovsky, 03 Aug 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC C4143: 'Review', Julia Boike, 07 Aug 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
RC C4382: 'Review of Vonk et al. 2015 - Effects of permafrost thaw on arctic aquatic ecosystems', Anonymous Referee #4, 17 Aug 2015 Printer-friendly Version 
 
AC C6396: 'Response to reviewer comments', Jorien Vonk, 10 Oct 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C6397: 'Revised manuscript with tracked-changes', Jorien Vonk, 10 Oct 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC C6398: 'Revised manuscript', Jorien Vonk, 10 Oct 2015 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (11 Nov 2015) by Victor Brovkin  
AR by Jorien Vonk on behalf of the Authors (17 Nov 2015)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Nov 2015) by Victor Brovkin  
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In this review, we give an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding how permafrost thaw affects aquatic systems. We describe the general impacts of thaw on aquatic ecosystems, pathways of organic matter and contaminant release and degradation, resulting emissions and burial, and effects on ecosystem structure and functioning. We conclude with an overview of potential climate effects and recommendations for future research.
In this review, we give an overview of the current state of knowledge regarding how permafrost...
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