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2009

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Phytoliths

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Soil Carbon Sequestration In Phytoliths, Jeffrey Parr, Leigh Sullivan Jul 2009

Soil Carbon Sequestration In Phytoliths, Jeffrey Parr, Leigh Sullivan

Jeffrey Parr

The role of the organic carbon occluded within phytoliths (referred to in this text as ‘PhytOC‘) in carbon sequestration in some soils is examined. The results show that PhytOC can be a substantial component of total organic carbon in soil. PhytOC is highly resistant to decomposition compared to other soil organic carbon components in the soil environments examined accounting for up to 82% of the total carbon in well-drained soils after 1000 years of organic matter decomposition. Estimated PhytOC accumulation rates were between 15 and 37% of the estimated global mean long-term (i.e. on a millenial scale) soil carbon ...


Using Palaeobotanical Techniques To Guide Peatland Restoration. A Case Study From Byron Bay, Australia, Kathryn Taffs, Jeffrey Parr, Keith Bolton Jul 2009

Using Palaeobotanical Techniques To Guide Peatland Restoration. A Case Study From Byron Bay, Australia, Kathryn Taffs, Jeffrey Parr, Keith Bolton

Jeffrey Parr

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