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Volume 15, issue 1 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 15, 13-29, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-13-2018
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Research article 03 Jan 2018

Research article | 03 Jan 2018

Organic matter dynamics along a salinity gradient in Siberian steppe soils

Norbert Bischoff et al.
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Jun 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Aug 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (02 Oct 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke
AR by Norbert Bischoff on behalf of the Authors (15 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Oct 2017) by Jens-Arne Subke
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This study suggests that soil moisture significantly affects soil organic matter dynamics along a salinity gradient in semiarid steppe soils. The covarying moisture gradient along the salinity gradient serves as an explanatory factor for (i) the increasing soil organic carbon (OC) stocks with increasing salinity, (ii) the constant proportion and stability of particulate OC along the transect, and (iii) a similar fungi : bacteria ratio in the topsoils along the studied gradient.
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