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Title: Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science

Abstract

Soil organic matter (SOM) is a critical ecosystem variable regulated by interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Collaborative efforts to integrate perspectives, data, and models from interdisciplinary research and observation networks can significantly advance predictive understanding of SOM. We outline how integrating three networks—the Long-Term Ecological Research with a focus on ecological dynamics, the Critical Zone Observatories with strengths in landscape/geologic context, and the National Ecological Observatory Network with standardized multiscale measurements—can advance SOM knowledge. This integration requires improved data dissemination and sharing, coordinated data collection activities, and enhanced collaboration between empiricists and modelers within and across networks.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5];  [6];  [7]; ORCiD logo [8];  [9]; ORCiD logo [10]; ORCiD logo [11]; ORCiD logo [12]
  1. National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO (United States)
  2. Boise State Univ., ID (United States)
  3. National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (United States); Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  5. Environment Centre Wales, Bangor (United Kingdom). Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  6. Ponta Grossa State Univ. (Brazil)
  7. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
  8. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
  9. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
  10. Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)
  11. Univ. of Lawrence, KS (United States)
  12. Cary Inst. of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY (United States); City Univ. (CUNY), NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1511905
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-8953
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Weintraub, Samantha R., Flores, Alejandro N., Wieder, William R., Sihi, Debjani, Cagnarini, Claudia, Gonçalves, Daniel Ruiz Potma, Young, Michael H., Li, Li, Olshansky, Yaniv, Baatz, Roland, Sullivan, Pamela L., and Groffman, Peter M. Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2018JG004956.
Weintraub, Samantha R., Flores, Alejandro N., Wieder, William R., Sihi, Debjani, Cagnarini, Claudia, Gonçalves, Daniel Ruiz Potma, Young, Michael H., Li, Li, Olshansky, Yaniv, Baatz, Roland, Sullivan, Pamela L., & Groffman, Peter M. Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science. United States. doi:10.1029/2018JG004956.
Weintraub, Samantha R., Flores, Alejandro N., Wieder, William R., Sihi, Debjani, Cagnarini, Claudia, Gonçalves, Daniel Ruiz Potma, Young, Michael H., Li, Li, Olshansky, Yaniv, Baatz, Roland, Sullivan, Pamela L., and Groffman, Peter M. Wed . "Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science". United States. doi:10.1029/2018JG004956.
@article{osti_1511905,
title = {Leveraging Environmental Research and Observation Networks to Advance Soil Carbon Science},
author = {Weintraub, Samantha R. and Flores, Alejandro N. and Wieder, William R. and Sihi, Debjani and Cagnarini, Claudia and Gonçalves, Daniel Ruiz Potma and Young, Michael H. and Li, Li and Olshansky, Yaniv and Baatz, Roland and Sullivan, Pamela L. and Groffman, Peter M.},
abstractNote = {Soil organic matter (SOM) is a critical ecosystem variable regulated by interacting physical, chemical, and biological processes. Collaborative efforts to integrate perspectives, data, and models from interdisciplinary research and observation networks can significantly advance predictive understanding of SOM. We outline how integrating three networks—the Long-Term Ecological Research with a focus on ecological dynamics, the Critical Zone Observatories with strengths in landscape/geologic context, and the National Ecological Observatory Network with standardized multiscale measurements—can advance SOM knowledge. This integration requires improved data dissemination and sharing, coordinated data collection activities, and enhanced collaboration between empiricists and modelers within and across networks.},
doi = {10.1029/2018JG004956},
journal = {Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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