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SOIL | Volume 6, issue 1
SOIL, 6, 53–88, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
SOIL, 6, 53–88, 2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Original research article 11 Feb 2020

Original research article | 11 Feb 2020

Variations in soil chemical and physical properties explain basin-wide Amazon forest soil carbon concentrations

Carlos Alberto Quesada et al.

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Amazon soils hold as much carbon (C) as is contained in the vegetation. In this work we sampled soils across 8 different Amazonian countries to try to understand which soil properties control current Amazonian soil C concentrations. We confirm previous knowledge that highly developed soils hold C through clay content interactions but also show a previously unreported mechanism of soil C stabilization in the younger Amazonian soil types which hold C through aluminium organic matter interactions.
Amazon soils hold as much carbon (C) as is contained in the vegetation. In this work we sampled...