Clemmensen2013: Root systems and fungi govern long-term carbon sequestration in forests

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Clemmensen and co-workers write in Science about the collaboration between tree-roots and fungi that together store carbon in the soil. They estimate that 50-70% of the carbon in boreal forests is stored below ground. The study is based on C14 dating of organic material from isolated islands that were little affected by forest fires. Read the whole article.