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Increasing dissolved organic carbon concentrations in freshwaters: what is the actual driver?

C Sucker (1)   , K Krause (2)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 106-108 (2010)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0546-003
Published: Jul 15, 2010 - Copyright © 2010 SISEF

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Collection/Special Issue: NFZ Summer School 2009 - Birmensdorf (Switzerland)
Long-term ecosystem research: understanding the present to shape the future
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Switzerland)

Since the beginning of the 1990s, an increase in dissolved organic carbon (DOC) has been observed in rivers and lakes in various parts of Europe and North America. The processes responsible for the increased DOC concentrations are complex and not entirely understood. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the recent debate about increases in the DOC concentrations in surface water and their possible drivers.


Dissolved organic carbon, Atmospheric deposition, Freshwater, Climate change

Authors’ address

C Sucker
Forest Research Institute Baden-Wuerttemberg, Wonnhaldestr. 4, D-79100 Freiburg (Germany)
K Krause
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zürcherstrasse 111, CH-8903 Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

Corresponding author


Sucker C, Krause K (2010). Increasing dissolved organic carbon concentrations in freshwaters: what is the actual driver?. iForest 3: 106-108. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0546-003

Paper history

Received: May 25, 2010
Accepted: Jun 01, 2010

First online: Jul 15, 2010
Publication Date: Jul 15, 2010
Publication Time: 1.47 months

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