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Climate exerts stronger control on topsoil carbon persistence than plant input in alpine grasslands
  • Donghai Wu,
  • Xiangtao Xu,
  • Haicheng Zhang
Donghai Wu
Cornell University
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Xiangtao Xu
Cornell University
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Haicheng Zhang
Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Abstract

Chen et al. (2021) concluded that plant input governs topsoil carbon persistence in alpine grasslands. We demonstrated that the excluded direct effect of precipitation on topsoil Δ14C in their analysis was in fact significant and strong. Our results provide an alternative viewpoint on the drivers of soil carbon turnover.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

10 Jun 2021Submitted to Ecology Letters
08 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
08 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
12 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Aug 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
09 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
16 Aug 20211st Revision Received
17 Aug 2021Submission Checks Completed
17 Aug 2021Assigned to Editor
23 Aug 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
24 Aug 2021Editorial Decision: Accept