|Recognizing the complexity of soil organic carbon dynamics in vegetated coastal habitats|Glatzel, T.; Herndl, G. (2021). Recognizing the complexity of soil organic carbon dynamics in vegetated coastal habitats. Glob. Chang. Biol. 27(1): 3-4. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15426
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Our understanding about the sequestration and release of atmospheric greenhouse gases from terrestrial ecosystems and its importance for, and feedbacks with, global climate change has matured considerably in the last few decades. The contribution of temperature, precipitation, erosion and sediment redistribution, as well as the composition of the biota, for the ecosystem's organic carbon (OC) turnover has been examined for many different terrestrial ecosystems. Our understanding of OC storage in marine ecosystems is more fragmented. Among marine ecosystems, soil OC storage in vegetated coastal habitats (VCHs) is of particular significance due to their high OC stocks and storage rates, their proximity to human settlements and dependence on human activities on land.