Author : Edmondson, J. L. Davies, Z. G. McHugh, N. Gaston, K. J. Leake, J. R.
Year : 2012
Title : Organic carbon hidden in urban ecosystems
Journal : Scientific Reports
Comment : To date, the total quantity of OC stored in urban soils (under both impervious surfaces and greenspaces), together with that in above-ground vegetation, has never been systematically measured.
They report the first city-wide organic carbon (OC) budget for vegetation and soils, including under impervious surfaces. The majority of OC (82%) was held in soils, with 13% found under impervious surfaces, and 18% stored in vegetation.