Soil Microbes Define Dangerous Rates of Climate Change

September 2011
Research Journal of Environmental Sciences;2011, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p494
Academic Journal
No abstract available.


Related Articles

  • The temperature response of soil microbial efficiency and its feedback to climate. Frey, Serita D.; Lee, Juhwan; Melillo, Jerry M.; Six, Johan // Nature Climate Change;Apr2013, Vol. 3 Issue 4, p395 

    Soils are the largest repository of organic carbon (C) in the terrestrial biosphere and represent an important source of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere, releasing 60-75 Pg C annually through microbial decomposition of organic materials. A primary control on soil CO2 flux is the...

  • Seasonal Dynamics of Soil Microbial Biomass C and N along an Elevational Gradient on the Eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. Gou, Xiaolin; Tan, Bo; Wu, Fuzhong; Yang, Wanqin; Xu, Zhengfeng; Li, Zhiping; Zhang, Xitao // PLoS ONE;7/6/2015, Vol. 10 Issue 7, p1 

    Little information is available on the seasonal response of soil microbial biomass to climate warming even though it is very sensitive to climate change. A two-year field experiment was conducted in the subalpine and alpine forests of the eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. The intact soil cores...

  • ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE EMISSIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CHANGING CLIMATES. Malenkia, Simin D. // Air Quality & Climate Change;Feb2014, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p33 

    The annual release of greenhouse gases and toxic compounds contributed to wildfires are estimated in the range of gigatons. Changing climates and global warming impact the release of biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at ambient conditions and further influence the growth of vegetation...

  • Ozone clouds the issue of climate change. Pearce, Fred // New Scientist;12/18/2004, Vol. 184 Issue 2478, p9 

    This article reports that pollutants like ozone are fundamentally changing the way clouds form, by destroying organic compounds that usually coat airborne particles and slow droplet formation. This newly discovered mechanism could be having "large climate effects", according to the researchers...

  • Vulnerability of permafrost carbon to global warming. Part I: model description and role of heat generated by organic matter decomposition. Khvorostyanov, D. V.; Krinner, G.; Ciais, P.; Heimann, M.; Zimov, S. A. // Tellus: Series B;Apr2008, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p250 

    We constructed a new model to study the sensitivity of permafrost carbon stocks to future climate warming. The one-dimensional model solves an equation for diffusion of heat penetrating from the overlying atmosphere and takes into account additional in situ heat production by active soil...

  • Organic matter quality of deep permafrost carbon -- a study from Arctic Siberia. Strauss, J.; Schirrmeister, L.; Mangelsdorf, K.; Eichhorn, L.; Wetterich, S.; Herzschuh, U. // Biogeosciences Discussions;2014, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p15945 

    The organic carbon (OC) pool accumulated in Arctic permafrost (perennially frozen ground) equals the carbon stored in the recent atmosphere. To give an idea of how Yedoma region permafrost could respond under future climatic warming, we conducted a study to quantify the organic matter quality...

  • The State of knowledge about wetlands and their future under aspects of global climate change: the situation in Russia. Robarts, Richard; Zhulidov, Alexander; Pavlov, Dmitry // Aquatic Sciences;Jan2013, Vol. 75 Issue 1, p27 

    About two-thirds of Russia's land area are flat lands, which contributes to the development of conditions favouring wetland formation. Wetlands cover vast areas, especially in the north. Wetlands in the former Soviet Union were not recognized as separate or distinct ecosystems and this is still...

  • Massive peat burn is speeding climate change.  // New Scientist;11/6/2004, Vol. 184 Issue 2472, p11 

    The article presents information on global warming. The recent surge in levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, which made front-page headlines around the world last month, may have been caused in part by smouldering peat bogs in Borneo. Atmospheric concentrations of CO sub 2, the gas primarily...

  • The rainforests on our doorstep. Critchley, Trevor // Ecologist;Feb2008, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p38 

    The article discusses the impact of global warming on peatlands. A report by Moors For The Future, a partnership funded by Heritage Lottery, in collaboration with scientists at Durham and Manchester Universities, warns that peatlands in Great Britain damaged by drought, fire and erosion could...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics