(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Agricultural soil erosion and global carbon cycle : controversy over?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dep. of Environmental Sciences, Univ., Basel, SUISSE
(2) Dep. of Geography, Univ., Bonn, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Inst. for Environmental Sciences, Univ. of Koblenz-Landau, Landau, ALLEMAGNE


Recent research on the contribution of soil erosion on agricultural land to atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) emphasizes either the contribution of soil organic matter (SOM) mineralization during transport as source for atmospheric CO2, or the deep burial of SOM-rich sediment in agricultural landscapes as a sink. The contribution of either process is subject to a controversial debate. In this letter, the AA. present preliminary results on their research on interrill carbon (C) erosion, SOM transport by rill erosion and the stationarity of C erosion during the Holocene. In conclusion, they argue that only an eco-geomorphologic perspective on organic C movement through landscapes can reconcile the two positions


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 34, no7 [pp. 1033-1038]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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