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Study Shows Soil Warming May Stimulate Carbon Storage In Some Forests; Effect Would Slow Rate Of Climate Change

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December 24, 2002
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Marine Biological Laboratory
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Results of a decade-long study to appear in this week's issue of Science magazine show that mid-latitude forest soils lose small amounts of carbon in response to soil warming. The study further documents soil conditions created by warming that may actually enhance carbon storage by plants.

WOODS HOLE, MA -- Results of a decade-long study to appear in this week's issue of Science magazine show that mid-latitude forest soils lose small amounts of carbon in response to soil warming. The study further documents soil conditions created by warming that may actually enhance carbon storage by plants. Stimulated carbon storage at the ecosystem level could slow the rate of climate change. The report challenges the assumptions made in some climate models that project large, long-term releases of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) in response to the warming of forest ecosystems.


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Marine Biological Laboratory. "Study Shows Soil Warming May Stimulate Carbon Storage In Some Forests; Effect Would Slow Rate Of Climate Change." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 December 2002. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021224092803.htm>.
Marine Biological Laboratory. (2002, December 24). Study Shows Soil Warming May Stimulate Carbon Storage In Some Forests; Effect Would Slow Rate Of Climate Change. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 19, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021224092803.htm
Marine Biological Laboratory. "Study Shows Soil Warming May Stimulate Carbon Storage In Some Forests; Effect Would Slow Rate Of Climate Change." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/12/021224092803.htm (accessed April 19, 2014).

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