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Key biogeochemical factors affecting soil carbon storage in Posidonia meadows
Serrano, Oscar (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research)
Ricart, Aurora M. (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research)
Lavery, Paul S. (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research)
Mateo, Miguel Angel (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research)
Arias Ortiz, Ariane (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Masqué Barri, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament de Física)
Rozaimi, Mohammad (Edith Cowan University. Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research)
Steven, Andy (EcoSciences Precinct. Australia)
Duarte, Carlos M. (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Data: 2016
Resum: Biotic and abiotic factors influence the accumulation of organic carbon (Corg) in seagrass ecosystems. We surveyed Posidonia sinuosa meadows growing in different water depths to assess the variability in the sources, stocks and accumulation rates of Corg. We show that over the last 500 years, P. sinuosa meadows closer to the upper limit of distribution (at 2–4m depth) accumulated 3- to 4-fold higher Corg stocks (averaging 6. 3 kg Corg m¯²/ at 3- to 4-fold higher rates (12. 8 gCorg m¯² yr¯¹/ compared to meadows closer to the deep limits of distribution (at 6–8m depth; 1. 8 kg Corg m¯² and 3. 6 g Corg m¯² yr¯¹/. In shallower meadows, Corg stocks were mostly derived from seagrass detritus (88% in average) compared to meadows closer to the deep limit of distribution (45% on average). In addition, soil accumulation rates and fine-grained sediment content (< 0. 125 mm) in shallower meadows (2. 0mm yr¯¹ and 9 %, respectively) were approximately 2-fold higher than in deeper meadows (1. 2mm yr¯¹ and 5 %, respectively). The Corg stocks and accumulation rates accumulated over the last 500 years in bare sediments (0. 6 kg Corg m¯² and 1. 2 g Corg m¯² yr¯¹/ were 3- to 11-fold lower than in P. sinuosa meadows, while fine-grained sediment content (1 %) and seagrass detritus contribution to the Corg pool (20 %) were 8- and 3-fold lower than in Posidonia meadows, respectively. The patterns found support the hypothesis that Corg storage in seagrass soils is influenced by interactions of biological (e. g. , meadow productivity, cover and density), chemical (e. g. , recalcitrance of Corg stocks) and physical (e. g. , hydrodynamic energy and soil accumulation rates) factors within the meadow. We conclude that there is a need to improve global estimates of seagrass carbon storage accounting for biogeochemical factors driving variability within habitats.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció AGAUR/2014/SGR–1356
Nota: Unidad de excelencia María de Maeztu MdM-2015-0552
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Llengua: Anglès.
Document: article ; recerca ; publishedVersion
Publicat a: Biogeosciences, Vol. 13, issue 15 (Aug. 2016) , p. 4581-4594, ISSN 1726-4170

DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-4581-2016


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