Author : Duran, J. Rodriguez, A. Morse, J. L. Groffman, P. M.
Year : 2013
Title : Winter climate change effects on soil C and N cycles in urban grasslands
Journal : Global Change Biology
Comment : They aimed to evaluate how reduced snow accumulation directly affects winter soil frost dynamics, and indirectly greenhouse gas fluxes and the processing of carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) during the subsequent growing season in northern urban grasslands. Both artificial and natural snow reduction increased winter soil frost, affecting winter microbial C and N processing, accelerating C and N cycles and increasing soil : atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange during the subsequent growing season.