Citation Robinson CH, Wookey PA & Parker TC (2020) Root-associated fungi and carbon storage in Arctic ecosystems. New Phytologist, 226 (1), pp. 8-10. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16443
Abstract Permafrost soils contain c. 1980 Pg carbon (C; Schuur et al., 2015), more than twice the size of the atmospheric C pool. Thawing permafrost, subsequent changes in hydrological conditions and resulting microbial decomposition of previously frozen organic C is one of the most significant potential feedbacks from terrestrial ecosystems to the atmosphere in a changing climate (Schuur et al., 2008; Hugelius et al., 2012; Hope & Schaefer, 2016): such changes are now occurring at a dramatic pace over large regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Keywords active layer; Arctic ecosystems; dark septate endophytes; ectomycorrhizal fungi; ericoid mycorrhizal fungi; permafrost; tundra
Journal New Phytologist: Volume 226, Issue 1
Robinson, Clare H; Wookey, Philip A; Parker, Thomas C