Plant traits related to carbon economy, such as leaf litter decomposability, will affect carbon sequestration, but leaf quality is highly dependent on soil nutrient avialability and on disturbance regime. Thus, carbon storage is likely dependent on initial soil nutrient pools, which are high is arable soils and diificult to deplete, and on disturbance regime from flooding and grazing. Assessment is done by comparing restored river vallys to relatively pristine counterparts, repeated in different settings of soil productivity.
MSC-student for "Supporting climate and biodiversity by rewetting organic arable soils" at Biologisk Institut - Københavns Universitet
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