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Russian Journal of Ecology

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 150–155 | Cite as

Aggregated Estimation of Basic Parameters of Biological Production and Carbon Budget of Russian Terrestrial Ecosystems: 3. Biogeochemical Carbon Fluxes

  • V. S. Stolbovoi
  • S. Nilsson
  • A. Z. Shvidenko
  • I. McCallum
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Abstract

The biogeochemical cycle of organic carbon in Russian terrestrial ecosystems in 1990 is considered. Its components have been estimated as follows: net primary production, 4354 million metric tons of carbon (Mt C); annual amount of plant detritus, 3223 Mt C; heterotrophic soil respiration, 3214 Mt C; biomass utilization, 680 Mt C; damage to vegetation caused by fire and pests, 140 Mt C; and removal by surface and ground waters, 79 Mt C. Anthropogenically regulated fluxes of organic carbon (820 Mt C) are comparable to its amount involved in the natural cycle.

biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems balance of biogeochemical carbon fluxes greenhouse gases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Stolbovoi
    • 1
  • S. Nilsson
    • 1
  • A. Z. Shvidenko
    • 1
  • I. McCallum
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems AnalysisLaxenburgAustria

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