Soil carbon saturation : a new model of soil organic matter stabilization and turnover
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The soil C saturation concept suggests an ultimate capacity of the soil to store C, dictating the rate and duration that soil may be effective in mitigating increasing atmospheric C02. This places a physicochemical limit on soil that is associated with textural, mineralogical and structural soil properties. This concept has been articulated in terms of four theoretical pools capable of C saturation: non-protected, physically- (micro-aggregate), chemically- (silt + clay), and biochemically-protected pools. My dissertation represents a multifaceted approach to examine C saturation in both whole ...