Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
31 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 31 Jul 2023

Responses of dissolved organic carbon to freeze–thaw cycles associated with the changes in microbial activity and soil structure

You Jin Kim, Jinhyun Kim, and Ji Young Jung


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on tc-2023-3', Anonymous Referee #1, 06 Mar 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', You Jin Kim, 11 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2023-3', Liam Heffernan, 10 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', You Jin Kim, 12 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (22 May 2023) by Hanna Lee
AR by You Jin Kim on behalf of the Authors (24 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Jun 2023) by Hanna Lee
AR by You Jin Kim on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2023)  Manuscript 

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by You Jin Kim on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (27 Jul 2023) by Hanna Lee
Short summary
This study demonstrated the response of organic soils in the Arctic tundra to freeze–thaw cycles (FTCs), focusing on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of dissolved organic carbon (DOC). The highlights found in this study are as follows: (i) FTCs altered DOC properties without decreasing soil microbial activities, and (ii) soil aggregate distribution influenced by FTCs changed DOC characteristics by enhancing microbial activities and altering specific-sized soil pore proportion.