Estimated means and variances of soil carbon and bulk density in topsoil by crop, land cover and soil type

Average and variance (standard deviations) of soil carbon concentration (g/kg) and bulk density (g/cm3) derived from Countryside Survey 2007 data, grouped by habitat type, crop type (for arable habitats) and split by soil type derived from the British Geological Survey Soil Parent Material 1km dataset. Soil carbon concentration was derived from loss on ignition determined by combustion of 10g dry soil at 375 degrees C for 16 hours multiplied by 0.55, bulk density was determined as the dry weight of soil (dried at 105 degrees C) per volume of soil.

Further details are provided in http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5201/1/CS_UK_2007_TR3%5B1%5D.pdf. Habitat and crop type were recorded as part of Countryside Survey vegetation recording. Countryside Survey 2007 data can be accessed at https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/documents/28eb9005-7154-4207-b086-e3bdcd61de4a.

Data acquisition was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) under research programme NE/N018125/1 ASSIST – Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems www.assist.ceh.ac.uk. ASSIST is an initiative jointly supported by NERC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Contains British Geological Survey materials ©NERC 2021.

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Authors

Jarvis, S.G.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Redhead, J.W.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Henrys, P.A.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Pywell, R.F.
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

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Keywords
ASSIST,  Bulk density Countryside Survey,  Multi-functional grassland systems Parent material,  Soil carbon Soil type,  WP1
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Last updated
28 June 2021 15:24