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Climate change cannot be entirely responsible for soil carbon loss observed in England and Wales, 1978-2003

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  • Stephen J. Chapman
  • W. Andy Scott
  • Helaina I.J. Black
  • Martin Wattenbach
  • Ronnie Milne
  • Colin D. Campbell
  • Allan Lilly
  • Nick Ostle
  • David G. Lumsdon
  • Pater Millard
  • Willie Towers
  • Sönke Zaehle
  • Jo U. Smith
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Global Change Biology
Issue number12
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)2605-2609
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We present results from modelling studies, which suggest that, at most, only about 10-20% of recently observed soil carbon losses in England and Wales could possibly be attributable to climate warming. Further, we present reasons why the actual losses of SOC from organic soils in England and Wales might be lower than those reported.