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Research article 04 Dec 2017

Research article | 04 Dec 2017

Effects of carbon turnover time on terrestrial ecosystem carbon storage

Yaner Yan et al.
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Short summary
The effects of C turnover time on ecosystem C storage have not been well explored, so we quantified the spatial variation in ecosystem C storage over time from changes in C turnover time and/or NPP. Our results showed that the terrestrial C release caused by the decrease in MTT only accounted for about 13.5 % of that due to the change in NPP uptake. However, the larger uncertainties in the spatial variation of MTT than temporal changes would lead to a greater impact on ecosystem C storage.
The effects of C turnover time on ecosystem C storage have not been well explored, so we...