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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 13, 6611-6624, 2016
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Research article
16 Dec 2016
Controls on soil organic carbon stocks in tidal marshes along an estuarine salinity gradient
Marijn Van de Broek et al.
Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of manuscript', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Aug 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC2: 'Replies on comments referee #1', Marijn Van de Broek, 25 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
RC2: 'comprehensive review of factors affecting soil organic carbon stocks along a salinity gradient.', Matthew Schwartz, 04 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Replies on comments by referee 2', Marijn Van de Broek, 24 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (27 Oct 2016) by Clare Woulds  
AR by Marijn Van de Broek on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2016) by Clare Woulds  
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Short summary
The results of this study on the organic carbon (OC) stocks of tidal marshes show that variations in OC stocks along estuaries are important and should be taken into account to make accurate estimates of the total amount of OC stored in these ecosystems. Moreover, our results clearly show that most studies underestimate the variation in OC stocks along estuaries due to a shallow sampling depth, neglecting the variation in OC decomposition after burial along estuaries.
The results of this study on the organic carbon (OC) stocks of tidal marshes show that...