Soil C, N and pH data for the Exploratory Plots

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Dataset Abstract

This dataset contains forest floor thickness, forest floor dry mass, pH, soil Bulk density, C and N concentrations and stocks data from the Exploratory plots.

Dataset Design

Whenever possible, nine forest floor and nine core samples of mineral soil per plot were taken. Forest floors were sampled from 25 x 25 cm plots using a wooden frame. All living plant parts within the frame were clipped off and then the forest floor was then removed by hand and/or knife. After removal of the forest floor, one core sample was taken down to 10, 20 or 40 cm in mineral soil given the stoniness of the site (i.e. in Spain coring was made only to 10 cm depth; in Romania, Italy, Germany and Finland, coring was made to 20 cm depth but in Poland it was made to 40cm depth). Cores were sampled with a long corer (inner diam. 3.56 cm, length 50 cm). Mineral soil core samples were divided by fixed depth into: forest floor, 0‐10 cm, 10‐20 cm, 20‐30 cm and 30‐40 cm. The nine replicate samples serve to represent the soil conditions across the core plot. Analyses of soil C was done on these composite samples.

Spatial Extent

Poland, Germany, Finland,Spain, Romania and Italy

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

Country
Country Code
Data group: Exploratory region
Values
Germany
Romania
Poland
Finland
Italy
PlotID
Unique plot ID
Data group: Plot descriptor
Values
FIN04
FIN02
FIN05
FIN03
FIN01
Composition
Species Composition
Data group: Composition
Values
Ap,Fs
Ap,Fe
Ap,Fs,Fe
Ap
Aa
SRichness
SRichness; Instrumentation: NA (derived from datagroup); Instrumentation: NA (derived from datagroup)
Data group: Species richness
Values
3
1
2
5
4
FFThickness
Forest Floor Thickness
Unit: centimeter
Data group: Forest floor variable
Values
0.42
0.36
0.38
0.04
0.3
Drymass
Forest Floor Drymass
Unit: kg/m2
Data group: Forest floor variable
Values
0.596153140609048
0.403715715430895
0.640694097212174
0.656622019053491
0.570676298344556
pHFF
pH Forest Floor(CaCl2)
Unit: pH meter
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, pH
Values
3.11
2.97
3.18
3.06
2.95
pH0-10cm
pH 0-10cm(CaCl2)
Unit: pH meter
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, pH
Values
3.37
3.05
3.14
3.4
3.3
pH10-20cm
pH 10-20cm(CaCl2)
Unit: pH meter
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, pH
Values
3.64
3.62
3.66
3.39
3.42
pH20-30cm
pH 20-30cm(CaCl2)
Unit: pH meter
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, pH
Values
4.1
4.13
4.12
3.96
4.16
pH30-40cm
pH 30-40cm(CaCl2)
Unit: pH meter
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, pH
Values
4.24
4.25
4.15
4.22
4.28
Nconc,FF
Nconc,FF
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
10.28
10.27
10.15
10.13
10.07
Nconc,0-10cm
Nconc,0-10cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
0.75
0.73
0.68
0.81
0.84
Nconc,10-20cm
Nconc,10-20cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
0.47
0.46
0.49
0.52
0.44
Nconc,20-30cm
Nconc,20-30cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
0.32681501192278
0.32350994545126455
0.29494587770481556
0.3179971066309641
0.3154693502555203
Nconc,30-40cm
Nconc,30-40cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
0.18177890236847571
0.2072980573613504
0.19013518492611006
0.16690634550088373
0.19516405581614243
Cconc,FF
Cconc,FF
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
239.78
219.84
210.58
244.45
232.36
Cconc,0-10cm
Cconc,0-10cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
110.21
105.15
100.66
101.84
109.46
Cconc,10-20cm
Cconc,10-20cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
10.42
10.45
10.49
10.52
10.13
Cconc,20-30cm
Cconc,20-30cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
11.043086906389002
11.545840324218966
10.38874987935268
10.18185748675292
12.183401738470922
Cconc,30-40cm
Cconc,30-40cm
Unit: mg/g
Data group: Soil variables
Values
1.9261450634231065
1.9841691877383354
2.020738597817252
2.2308782843081967
2.278458412574637
NstockFF
Forest Floor N stock
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, N
Values
0.0361190786784638
0.054292116620865
0.0528103961131115
0.0527723369017311
0.0266538954666677
Nstock0-10cm
Nstock 0-10cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, N
Values
0.809866975377818
0.7489974181516125
0.7501318679056098
0.7905828830890694
0.8416652464050889
Nstock10-20cm
Nstock 10-20cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, N
Values
0.6330576502997838
0.6056125629469363
0.5773493758417801
0.6061441795028947
0.5990234475196524
Nstock20-30cm
Nstock 20-30cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, N
Values
0.44117123689614046
0.43313131049656156
0.4155710612883166
0.45090946740986004
0.4547077331407102
Nstock30-40cm
Nstock 30-40cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, N
Values
0.3038696442499011
0.3030963560708228
0.288181306082523
0.23769516814879155
0.2716415844016909
CstockFF
Forest Floor C stock
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, C
Values
10.3035501219354
0.620896764587512
10.0150836499302
10.0659345106301
10.3654010932925
Cstock0-10cm
Cstock 0-10cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, C
Values
22.44485498242604
22.717548403029483
22.458222686030137
22.40003583210781
21.04604004519938
Cstock10-20cm
Cstock 10-20cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, C
Values
11.443201462128558
10.903261408499773
11.523724685747899
11.557806243103823
10.580949415432745
Cstock20-30cm
Cstock 20-30cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, C
Values
11.256022178917572
10.48627885720503
10.732435598308493
10.794151263078307
11.220176107096876
Cstock30-40cm
Cstock 30-40cm
Unit: Mg/ha
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: process, C
Values
2.7876120160767015
2.8869808320119623
11.388765354463414
3.3889643443029978
3.177045110638509
CNFF
Forest Floor C/N ratio
Unit: propotion
Data group: Soil variables
Values
22.16
22.13
20.61
22.01
20.69
CN0-10cm
C/N ratio 0-10cm
Unit: propotion
Data group: Soil variables
Values
10.6
11.55
12.01
11.73
11.41
CN10-20cm
C/N ratio 10-20cm
Unit: propotion
Data group: Soil variables
Values
10.03
10
10.16
10.13
10.17
CN20-30cm
C/N ratio 20-30cm
Unit: propotion
Data group: Soil variables
Values
12.8086094336084
12.7037903671612
12.4335141441223
12.7931230297239
12.4599756757984
CN30-40cm
C/N ratio 30-40cm
Unit: propotion
Data group: Soil variables
Values
10.6749636891165
10.7191105681249
10.5581623470822
10.627904554344
10.7520688810788
BD0-10cm
Bulk Density 0-10cm
Unit: g/cm3
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: Bulk Density
Values
0.7933246014158569
0.7961417850856235
0.778042245550634
0.7880738403470334
0.7690344763513253
BD10-20cm
Bulk Density 10-20cm
Unit: g/cm3
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: Bulk Density
Values
0.8856935728852209
0.8682396037214883
0.8266635537497449
0.848759054891147
0.8931880622882459
BD20-30cm
Bulk Density 20-30cm
Unit: g/cm3
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: Bulk Density
Values
1.2291503911710517
1.2874078424898707
1.2844286990205658
1.2324621100135171
1.2947277967449726
BD30-40cm
Bulk Density 30-40cm
Unit: g/cm3
Data group: Soil variables
Keywords: Bulk Density
Values
1.3957364437857973
1.4339491604913752
1.404688696492322
1.3557375034142407
1.4069670725314005