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Projection of corn production and stover-harvesting impacts on soil organic carbon dynamics in the U.S. Temperate Prairies

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, June 2015
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Title
Projection of corn production and stover-harvesting impacts on soil organic carbon dynamics in the U.S. Temperate Prairies
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Scientific Reports, June 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep10830
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Authors

Yiping Wu, Shuguang Liu, Claudia J. Young, Devendra Dahal, Terry L. Sohl, Brian Davis

Abstract

Terrestrial carbon sequestration potential is widely considered as a realistic option for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. However, this potential may be threatened by global changes including climate, land use, and management changes such as increased corn stover harvesting for rising production of cellulosic biofuel. Therefore, it is critical to investigate the dynamics of soil organic carbon (SOC) at regional or global scale. This study simulated the corn production and spatiotemporal changes of SOC in the U.S. Temperate Prairies, which covers over one-third of the U.S. corn acreage, using a biogeochemical model with multiple climate and land-use change projections. The corn production (either grain yield or stover biomass) could reach 88.7-104.7 TgC as of 2050, 70-101% increase when compared to the base year of 2010. A removal of 50% stover at the regional scale could be a reasonable cap in view of maintaining SOC content and soil fertility especially in the beginning years. The projected SOC dynamics indicated that the average carbon sequestration potential across the entire region may vary from 12.7 to 19.6 g C/m(2)/yr (i.e., 6.6-10.2 g TgC/yr). This study not only helps understand SOC dynamics but also provides decision support for sustainable biofuel development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 4%
Unknown 46 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 29%
Researcher 9 19%
Student > Bachelor 8 17%
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 2 4%
Unknown 4 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 35%
Environmental Science 11 23%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 13%
Engineering 3 6%
Computer Science 1 2%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 5 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 19 November 2016.
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#6,421,631
of 11,261,093 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#23,514
of 48,049 outputs
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#106,225
of 228,272 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#759
of 1,521 outputs
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