Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
Volume 14, issue 1
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.
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.
Related authors  
Soil CO2 efflux from mountainous windthrow areas: dynamics over 12 years post-disturbance
M. Mayer, B. Matthews, A. Schindlbacher, and K. Katzensteiner
Biogeosciences, 11, 6081–6093, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6081-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6081-2014, 2014
Short summary
Can current moisture responses predict soil CO2 efflux under altered precipitation regimes? A synthesis of manipulation experiments
S. Vicca, M. Bahn, M. Estiarte, E. E. van Loon, R. Vargas, G. Alberti, P. Ambus, M. A. Arain, C. Beier, L. P. Bentley, W. Borken, N. Buchmann, S. L. Collins, G. de Dato, J. S. Dukes, C. Escolar, P. Fay, G. Guidolotti, P. J. Hanson, A. Kahmen, G. Kröel-Dulay, T. Ladreiter-Knauss, K. S. Larsen, E. Lellei-Kovacs, E. Lebrija-Trejos, F. T. Maestre, S. Marhan, M. Marshall, P. Meir, Y. Miao, J. Muhr, P. A. Niklaus, R. Ogaya, J. Peñuelas, C. Poll, L. E. Rustad, K. Savage, A. Schindlbacher, I. K. Schmidt, A. R. Smith, E. D. Sotta, V. Suseela, A. Tietema, N. van Gestel, O. van Straaten, S. Wan, U. Weber, and I. A. Janssens
Biogeosciences, 11, 2991–3013, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-2991-2014,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-2991-2014, 2014
Related subject area  
Biogeochemistry: Air - Land Exchange
Nitrogen use efficiency and N2O and NH3 losses attributed to three fertiliser types applied to an intensively managed silage crop
Nicholas Cowan, Peter Levy, Andrea Moring, Ivan Simmons, Colin Bache, Amy Stephens, Joana Marinheiro, Jocelyn Brichet, Ling Song, Amy Pickard, Connie McNeill, Roseanne McDonald, Juliette Maire, Benjamin Loubet, Polina Voylokov, Mark Sutton, and Ute Skiba
Biogeosciences, 16, 4731–4745, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4731-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4731-2019, 2019
Short summary
Biogenic isoprenoid emissions under drought stress: different responses for isoprene and terpenes
Boris Bonn, Ruth-Kristina Magh, Joseph Rombach, and Jürgen Kreuzwieser
Biogeosciences, 16, 4627–4645, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4627-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4627-2019, 2019
Short summary
Insights from mercury stable isotopes on terrestrial–atmosphere exchange of Hg(0) in the Arctic tundra
Martin Jiskra, Jeroen E. Sonke, Yannick Agnan, Detlev Helmig, and Daniel Obrist
Biogeosciences, 16, 4051–4064, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4051-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-4051-2019, 2019
Short summary
Reviews and syntheses: Turning the challenges of partitioning ecosystem evaporation and transpiration into opportunities
Paul C. Stoy, Tarek S. El-Madany, Joshua B. Fisher, Pierre Gentine, Tobias Gerken, Stephen P. Good, Anne Klosterhalfen, Shuguang Liu, Diego G. Miralles, Oscar Perez-Priego, Angela J. Rigden, Todd H. Skaggs, Georg Wohlfahrt, Ray G. Anderson, A. Miriam J. Coenders-Gerrits, Martin Jung, Wouter H. Maes, Ivan Mammarella, Matthias Mauder, Mirco Migliavacca, Jacob A. Nelson, Rafael Poyatos, Markus Reichstein, Russell L. Scott, and Sebastian Wolf
Biogeosciences, 16, 3747–3775, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3747-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-3747-2019, 2019
Short summary
A double peak in the seasonality of California's photosynthesis as observed from space
Alexander J. Turner, Philipp Köhler, Troy S. Magney, Christian Frankenberg, Inez Fung, and Ronald C. Cohen
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-387,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-387, 2019
Revised manuscript accepted for BG
Short summary
Cited articles  
Adhikari, B., Rawat, Y., and Singh, S.: Structure and function of high altitude forests of central Himalaya, I. Dry matter dynamics, Ann. Bot., 75, 237–248, 1995.
Bader, N. E. and Cheng, W.: Rhizosphere priming effect of Populus fremontii obscures the temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon respiration, Soil Biol. Biochem., 39, 600–606, 2007.
Bengtson, P., Barker, J., and Grayston, S. J.: Evidence of a strong coupling between root exudation, C and N availability, and stimulated SOM decomposition caused by rhizosphere priming effects, Ecol. Evol., 2, 1843–1852, https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.311, 2012.
Bisht, V. K., Nautiyal, B. P., Kuniyal, C. P., Prasad, P., and Sundriyal, R. C.: Litter Production, Decomposition, and Nutrient Release in Subalpine Forest Communities of the Northwest Himalaya, J. Ecosyst., 2014, 1–13, 2014.
Bolstad, P., Davis, K., Martin, J., Cook, B., and Wang, W.: Component and whole-system respiration fluxes in northern deciduous forests, Tree Physiol., 24, 493–504, 2004.
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
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...
Citation