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Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2016
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Title
Temperature response of soil respiration largely unaltered with experimental warming
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1605365113
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Authors

Joanna C. Carey, Jianwu Tang, Pamela H. Templer, Kevin D. Kroeger, Thomas W. Crowther, Andrew J. Burton, Jeffrey S. Dukes, Bridget Emmett, Serita D. Frey, Mary A. Heskel, Lifen Jiang, Megan B. Machmuller, Jacqueline Mohan, Anne Marie Panetta, Peter B. Reich, Sabine Reinsch, Xin Wang, Steven D. Allison, Chris Bamminger, Scott Bridgham, Scott L. Collins, Giovanbattista de Dato, William C. Eddy, Brian J. Enquist, Marc Estiarte, John Harte, Amanda Henderson, Bart R. Johnson, Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Yiqi Luo, Sven Marhan, Jerry M. Melillo, Josep Peñuelas, Laurel Pfeifer-Meister, Christian Poll, Edward Rastetter, Andrew B. Reinmann, Lorien L. Reynolds, Inger K. Schmidt, Gaius R. Shaver, Aaron L. Strong, Vidya Suseela, Albert Tietema

Abstract

The respiratory release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from soil is a major yet poorly understood flux in the global carbon cycle. Climatic warming is hypothesized to increase rates of soil respiration, potentially fueling further increases in global temperatures. However, despite considerable scientific attention in recent decades, the overall response of soil respiration to anticipated climatic warming remains unclear. We synthesize the largest global dataset to date of soil respiration, moisture, and temperature measurements, totaling >3,800 observations representing 27 temperature manipulation studies, spanning nine biomes and over 2 decades of warming. Our analysis reveals no significant differences in the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration between control and warmed plots in all biomes, with the exception of deserts and boreal forests. Thus, our data provide limited evidence of acclimation of soil respiration to experimental warming in several major biome types, contrary to the results from multiple single-site studies. Moreover, across all nondesert biomes, respiration rates with and without experimental warming follow a Gaussian response, increasing with soil temperature up to a threshold of ∼25 °C, above which respiration rates decrease with further increases in temperature. This consistent decrease in temperature sensitivity at higher temperatures demonstrates that rising global temperatures may result in regionally variable responses in soil respiration, with colder climates being considerably more responsive to increased ambient temperatures compared with warmer regions. Our analysis adds a unique cross-biome perspective on the temperature response of soil respiration, information critical to improving our mechanistic understanding of how soil carbon dynamics change with climatic warming.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Unknown 470 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 108 22%
Researcher 97 20%
Student > Master 66 14%
Student > Bachelor 27 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 5%
Other 72 15%
Unknown 89 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 130 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 128 27%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 46 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 3%
Engineering 12 2%
Other 21 4%
Unknown 131 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 148. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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