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Research Theme: Soils & Sediments

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Soils & Sediments
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

Research concerned with the materials consisting of eroded or weathered rock, minerals, and organic matter that collect on the surface of the earth and are often transported by wind, water, or ice.

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Wang, Q., Jin, H., Zhang, T., Cao, B., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Xiao, X., Guo, H., Mu, C., Li, L. 2017: Hydro-thermal processes and thermal offsets of peat soils in the active layer in an alpine permafrost region, NE Qinghai-Tibet plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 156: 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2017.07.011

Smith, H. J., Foster, R. A., Diane M. McKnight, Lisle, J. T., Littmann, S., Kuypers, M. M. M., Foreman, C. M. 2017: Microbial formation of labile organic carbon in Antarctic glacial environments. Nature Geoscience, 10(5): 356-359. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2925

Chabbi, A., Lehmann, J., Ciais, P., Henry Loescher, Cotrufo, M. F., Don, A., Mike SanClements, Schipper, L., Six, J., Smith, P., Rumpel, C. 2017: Aligning agriculture and climate policy. Nature Climate Change, 7(5): 307-309. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate3286

Buchkowski, R. W., Bradford, M. A., Grandy, A. S., Schmitz, O. J., Will Wieder 2017: Applying population and community ecology theory to advance understanding of belowground biogeochemistry. Ecology Letters, 20(2): 231-245. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12712

Sierra, C. A., Malghani, S., Henry Loescher 2017: Interactions among temperature, moisture, and oxygen concentrations in controlling decomposition rates in a boreal forest soil. Biogeosciences, 14(3): 703-710. DOI: 10.5194/bg-14-703-2017

Wang, Q., Zhang, T., Jin, H., Cao, B., Peng, X., Kang Wang, Li, L., Guo, H., Liu, J., Cao, L. 2017: Observational study on the active layer freeze–thaw cycle in the upper reaches of the Heihe River of the north-eastern Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Quaternary International, 440: 13-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2016.08.027

Peng, X., Zhang, T., Frauenfeld, O., Kang Wang, Cao, B., Zhong, X., Su, H., Mu, C. 2017: Response of seasonal soil freeze depth to climate change across China. The Cryosphere, 11: 1059-1073. DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017

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