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Volume 15, issue 17 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 15, 5287-5313, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-5287-2018
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Reviews and syntheses 31 Aug 2018

Reviews and syntheses | 31 Aug 2018

Reviews and syntheses: Changing ecosystem influences on soil thermal regimes in northern high-latitude permafrost regions

Michael M. Loranty et al.
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Vegetation and soils strongly influence ground temperature in permafrost ecosystems across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. These effects will cause differences rates of permafrost thaw related to the distribution of tundra and boreal forests. As the distribution of forests and tundra change, the effects of climate change on permafrost will also change. We review the ecosystem processes that will influence permafrost thaw and outline how they will feed back to climate warming.
Vegetation and soils strongly influence ground temperature in permafrost ecosystems across the...
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