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Volume 13, issue 24 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 13, 6611-6624, 2016
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Research article 16 Dec 2016

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.
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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...
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