This article presents an overview of basic biogeochemical concepts related to short-term dynamics of global carbon cycle. It is intended to make short-term dynamics of global carbon cycle understandable to ecologists who are involved in carbon management and related ecological applications and targeted to a reader who has basic background in ecology or is familiar with the basic ideas of sustainable development, biosphere equilibrium, and environmental protection. The 'Further reading' list and cross-reference links provide the information on a broad context in which the basic concepts overviewed in this article (or their modifications) normally appear.
See also: Biogeochemical Models; Biomass; Carbon Cycle; Deforestation; Global Change Impacts on the Biosphere; Global Warming Potential and the Net Carbon Balance; Ocean Currents and Their Role in the Biosphere.
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