Free access to a new paper in Soil Biology and Biochemistry

A new paper was published by our group on soil organic carbon dynamics following afforestation of semiarid shrublands.

Paper highlights:

  • Afforestation with Pinus halepensis promoted soil C sequestration.
  • Afforestation led to long-term changes in fungal but not in bacterial populations.
  • Changes in soil C pools and fungal taxa increased soil aggregation and C stocks.
  • Soil organic carbon was stabilized in microaggregates whithin macroaggregates.
  • Physical-chemical stabilization of OC is a key aspect to maintaining soil C stocks.

The paper will freely available for 50 days from here.