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Volume 14, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 14, 99–110, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-99-2017
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Biogeosciences, 14, 99–110, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-99-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Jan 2017

Research article | 10 Jan 2017

Soil CO2 efflux from two mountain forests in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan: components and controls

Norbu Wangdi et al.
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Carbon cycling in Himalayan mountain forest ecosystems is not well studied. We studied soil respiration and its autotrophic and heterotrophic components as well as the effects of environmental drivers in mixed and broadleaf forest ecosystems in the Bhutan Himalayas for the first time. Soil respiration rates were similar in the two forest ecosystems. A simple temperature-driven model was able to explain more than 90 % of the temporal variation in soil respiration.
Carbon cycling in Himalayan mountain forest ecosystems is not well studied. We studied soil...
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