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Title: Impact of woody encroachment on soil organic carbon storage in the Lopé National Park, Gabon
Authors: Chiti, Tommaso
Mihindou, Yves
Jeffery, Kathryn Jane
Malhi, Yadvinder
De, Oliveira Fabiane L
White, Lee
Valentini, Riccardo
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Keywords: Marantaceae forests
soil carbon stocks
tropical forests
woody encroachment
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Citation: Chiti T, Mihindou Y, Jeffery KJ, Malhi Y, De Oliveira FL, White L & Valentini R (2017) Impact of woody encroachment on soil organic carbon storage in the Lopé National Park, Gabon, Biotropica, 49 (1), pp. 9-12.
Abstract: This study quantifies changes in soil organic carbon (SOC) stock as a result of woody encroachment on savannas. Changes in SOC stocks occur below 30cm depth, indicating the subsoil as the principal compartment contributing to SOC sequestration, and suggesting the need to consider the entire profile (0–100cm) to thoroughly assess the effect of woody encroachment on SOC stocks.
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