Global latitudinal trends in peat recalcitrance quantified with calibrated FTIR spectroscopy

Suzanne B Hodgkins1, Curtis John Richardson2, René Dommain3, Hongjun Wang2, Paul H Glaser4, Brittany Aiello Verbeke5, Kelsey Rogers5, Brittany Rose Winkler5, Malak Missilmani6, Neal Edward Flanagan2, Mengchi Ho2, Alison Hoyt7, Charles Franklin Harvey7, Alex Cobb8, Virginia Isabel Rich9, Sarah Rose Vining10, Moira Hough11, Scott R Saleska12, David C Podgorski13, Malak M Tfaily14, Rachel Wilson5, Beth Holmes5, Florentino de La Cruz15, Joumana Toufaily6, Rasha Hamdan6, William T Cooper1 and Jeff Chanton5, (1)Florida State University, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (2)Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, Durham, NC, United States, (3)Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington, DC, United States, (4)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (5)Florida State University, Dept. of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (6)Lebanese University, Laboratory of Materials, Catalysis, Environment and Analytical Methods (MCEMA-CHAMSI), EDST and Faculty of Sciences I, Beirut, Lebanon, (7)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States, (8)Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling, Singapore, Singapore, (9)Ohio State University Main Campus, Columbus, OH, United States, (10)University of Arizona, Dept. of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, Tucson, AZ, United States, (11)University of Arizona, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, AZ, United States, (12)University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tucson, AZ, United States, (13)National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, FT-ICR MS Facility, Tallahassee, FL, United States, (14)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory and Biological Sciences Division, Richland, WA, United States, (15)North Carolina State University, Dept. of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Raleigh, NC, United States