Joanna Carey, a fellow postdoc at Ecosystems Center at MBL and Woods Hole housemate, had her excellent manuscript on soil warming accepted by PNAS last Friday. This manuscript is novel in that it amassed a huge amount of real measurements of soil respiration taken in ambient and warmed experimental plots from sites around the world, and analyzed the fluxes and soil temperatures to determine that the temperature sensitivity of soil respiration was common in control and warmed plots. Thus, despite long term warming, the rate of response of soil R is conserved in control and warmed soils - simplifying modeling long-term warming effects.
This study was funded by a USGS Powell Center Working Group led by Jim Tang (MBL), Pam Templer (Boston University), and Kevin Kroeger (USGS). I participated in the first of the working group meetings, but had to miss the second due to field work schedules - it was a great experience, and I'm so pleased that this analysis is now accepted at PNAS. Congrats, Joanna!
Details on DOI, etc to come after it is formatted and published.