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Carbon in boreal coniferous forest soil

Abstract

The working hypothesis of the research was that the soil of boreal forests is a large carbon store and the amount of C is still increasing in young soils, like in the forest soils of Finland, which makes these soils important sinks for atmospheric CO{sub 2}. Since the processes defining the soil C balance, primary production of plants and decomposition, are dependent on environmental factors and site properties, it was assumed that the organic carbon pool in the soil is also dependent on the same factors. The soil C store is therefore likely to change in response to climatic warming. The aim of this research was to estimate the C balance of forest soil in Finland and predict changes in the balance in response to changes in climatic conditions. To achieve the aim (1) intensive empirical experimentation on the density of C in different pools in the soil and on fluxes between the pools was done was done, (2) the effect of site fertility and climate on the amount and properties of organic C in forest soil was investigated and (3) dynamic modelling for investigating dynamics of the soil C storage was used
Authors:
Westman, C J; Ilvesniemi, H; Liski, J; Mecke, M; [1]  Fritze, H; Helmisaari, H S; Pietikaeinen, J; Smolander, A [2] 
  1. Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Dept. of Forest Ecology
  2. Finnish Forest Research Inst., Vantaa (Finland)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1996
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
SA-PUB-4/96
Reference Number:
SCA: 540220; 540120; PA: FI-97:003113; EDB-97:029074; SN: 97001727872
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: SILMU Research Programme; PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of The Finnish research programme on climate change. Final report; Roos, J. [ed.]; PB: 507 p.
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; FORESTS; CARBON DIOXIDE; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; BOREAL REGIONS; SOILS; CARBON SINKS; TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS; CARBON CYCLE
OSTI ID:
428490
Research Organizations:
Academy of Finland, Helsinki (Finland)
Country of Origin:
Finland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE97724949; ISBN 951-37-1961-8; TRN: FI9703113
Availability:
OSTI as DE97724949
Submitting Site:
FI
Size:
pp. 223-231
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Westman, C J, Ilvesniemi, H, Liski, J, Mecke, M, Fritze, H, Helmisaari, H S, Pietikaeinen, J, and Smolander, A. Carbon in boreal coniferous forest soil. Finland: N. p., 1996. Web.
Westman, C J, Ilvesniemi, H, Liski, J, Mecke, M, Fritze, H, Helmisaari, H S, Pietikaeinen, J, & Smolander, A. Carbon in boreal coniferous forest soil. Finland.
Westman, C J, Ilvesniemi, H, Liski, J, Mecke, M, Fritze, H, Helmisaari, H S, Pietikaeinen, J, and Smolander, A. 1996. "Carbon in boreal coniferous forest soil." Finland.
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title = {Carbon in boreal coniferous forest soil}
author = {Westman, C J, Ilvesniemi, H, Liski, J, Mecke, M, Fritze, H, Helmisaari, H S, Pietikaeinen, J, and Smolander, A}
abstractNote = {The working hypothesis of the research was that the soil of boreal forests is a large carbon store and the amount of C is still increasing in young soils, like in the forest soils of Finland, which makes these soils important sinks for atmospheric CO{sub 2}. Since the processes defining the soil C balance, primary production of plants and decomposition, are dependent on environmental factors and site properties, it was assumed that the organic carbon pool in the soil is also dependent on the same factors. The soil C store is therefore likely to change in response to climatic warming. The aim of this research was to estimate the C balance of forest soil in Finland and predict changes in the balance in response to changes in climatic conditions. To achieve the aim (1) intensive empirical experimentation on the density of C in different pools in the soil and on fluxes between the pools was done was done, (2) the effect of site fertility and climate on the amount and properties of organic C in forest soil was investigated and (3) dynamic modelling for investigating dynamics of the soil C storage was used}
place = {Finland}
year = {1996}
month = {Dec}
}