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  • John Kempf

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    January 30, 2021 at 6:52 am
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    Thanks for asking such a great question. Building on @BrianDougherty comments and your overview, I would suggest considering the variable contribution/cycling of carbon based on a plants photosynthetic efficiency and the soil redox environment. Possibly also F:B ratios, and possibly paramagnetism. This would constitute a multi variable approach to attempt to understand the factors which influence carbon deposition vs mineralization. A significant paper currently being prepared for review suggests soil redox properties play a very significant role in the carbon cycle.

    Photosynthetic efficiency is a very large variable that is generally not considered. Considering that it can vary by 3-4x it should be included in any carbon sequestration study.