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Calhoun CZO - Soil Biogeochemistry (2015-2016)

Variables:  μg EOC g-1, δ13CEOC, μg SOC g-1, δ13CSOC, μg SON g-1, δ15NSON, C:N ratio, pg DNA g-1, pmol BG g-1 h-1, pmol NAG g-1 h-1, pmol AP g-1 h-1, pmol PO g-1 h-1, ng CO2-C g-1 h-1, pg CH4-C g-1 h-1, pg N2O-N g-1 h-1, d13CCO2, pH, fine roots

Date Range:  (2015-06-03 to 2016-11-21)

Dataset Creators/Authors:  Sharon Billings, Christoph Lehmeier, Kyungjin Min, Samik Bagchi, Emma Hauser, Keelan Barger, Samantha Elledge, Rebecca Flournoy, Carl Heroneme, Hanna Rankin, Rena Stair


Field Area:   Calhoun CZO Research Area 1 | Calhoun CZO Research Area 2 | Calhoun CZO Research Area 7 | Calhoun CZO Research Area 8

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  • Description

    This file contains data of biogeochemical parameters of soils collected at the Calhoun CZO during 2015 and 2016 and analyzed at the University of Kansas. Please visit the “Read me” worksheet for a detailed explanation of the methods used to obtain the data.

    Data in the worksheet “fixed depth sampling” originate from three Hardwood forest, three Pine forest and two cultivated sites. At each of these eight sites, we hand-augered and collected soil samples, integrating samples collected at depths between 40 and 50 cm, 100 and 150 cm, 150 and 200 cm, 250 and 300 cm, and 400 and 500 cm.

    Data in the worksheet “Big Dig 2016” also originate from Hardwood forest, Pine forest and cultivated sites, ten sites in total. Instead of collecting soils from fixed depths, we sampled according to diagenetic soil horizons, as determined in joint group efforts during the “Big Dig” field trip in October 2016.
  • Keywords

    soil pH, soil organic carbon, soil organic nitrogen, extractable organic carbon, soil microbial communities, extracellular enzyme activity, CO2 respiration, δ13C, δ15N, roots

    XML Metadata

    XML is in ISO-19115 geographic metadata format, compatible with ESRI Geoportal Server.

  • Citation for This Dataset

    Billings, S. et. al., 2017, The depth and persistence of land use effects on soil biogeochemistry at the Calhoun CZO,

    Citation for This Webpage

    Sharon Billings, Christoph Lehmeier, Kyungjin Min, Samik Bagchi, Emma Hauser, Keelan Barger, Samantha Elledge, Rebecca Flournoy, Carl Heroneme, Hanna Rankin, Rena Stair (2016). "CZO Dataset: Calhoun CZO - Soil Biogeochemistry (2015-2016)." Retrieved 19 Apr 2018, from


Calhoun CZO - land use effects on soil biogeochemistry

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