Author : Schindlbacher, A. Wunderlich, S. Borken, W. Kitzler, B. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S. Jandl, R.
Year : 2012
Title : Soil respiration under climate change: prolonged summer drought offsets soil warming effects
Journal : Global Change Biology
Comment : Their radiocarbon data suggest that heterotrophic and autotrophic respiration were affected to the same extent by soil warming and drying. Their results suggest that warming causes significant C losses from the soil as long as precipitation patterns remain steady at their study site. If summer droughts become more severe in the future, warming induced C losses will likely be offset by reduced soil CO2 efflux during and after summer drought.