Topical IssueSoils as a source and sink for CO2 – Mechanisms and regulation of organic matter stabilisation in soils (editors: I. Kögel-Knabner and E. Matzner). Synthesis of the DFG Priority Program SPP 1090 (German Research Foundation—“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”).
An integrative approach of organic matter stabilization in temperate soils: Linking chemistry, physics, and biology†
Article first published online: 31 JAN 2008
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Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science
Volume 171, Issue 1, pages 5–13, February, 2008
How to Cite
Kögel-Knabner, I., Ekschmitt, K., Flessa, H., Guggenberger, G., Matzner, E., Marschner, B. and von Lützow, M. (2008), An integrative approach of organic matter stabilization in temperate soils: Linking chemistry, physics, and biology. Z. Pflanzenernähr. Bodenk., 171: 5–13. doi: 10.1002/jpln.200700215
- Issue published online: 31 JAN 2008
- Article first published online: 31 JAN 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 JUL 2007
- German Research Foundation
- organic matter;
- SPP 1090
With this topical issue, we present the work of the Priority Program 1090 of the German Research Foundation (“Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG”): “Soils as a source and sink for CO2 – mechanisms and regulation of organic matter stabilisation in soils”. This introduction gives an overview on the sites investigated and the major research approaches, including a glossary of major terms used in the field of soil organic matter research. We point out the advantages of integration of data from a broad field of different soil-science disciplines and the progress achieved by application and combination of new analytical methods describing the quality and turnover of soil organic matter.