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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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BG | Volume 16, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 16, 2857–2871, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 16, 2857–2871, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Jul 2019

Research article | 25 Jul 2019

Global soil–climate–biome diagram: linking surface soil properties to climate and biota

Xia Zhao et al.
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 May 2019) by Yakov Kuzyakov
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 May 2019) by Yakov Kuzyakov
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ED: Publish as is (28 Jun 2019) by Yakov Kuzyakov
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Surface soils interact strongly with both climate and biota and provide fundamental ecosystem services. However, the quantitative linkages between soil, climate, and biota remain unclear at a global scale. By compiling a large global soil database, we mapped eight major soil properties based on machine learning algorithms and developed a global soil–climate–biome diagram. Our results suggest shifts in soil properties under global climate and land cover change.
Surface soils interact strongly with both climate and biota and provide fundamental ecosystem...
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