CSPs: Soil CNS and pH analyses of horizonswise from soil profiles of Comparative Study Plots

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Dataset Abstract

Soil chemical laboratory analyses of all 27 comparative study plots. Contents of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur as well as pH-values (H2O and KCl) from soil horizons of each soil profile per CSP.

Dataset Design

Soil profiles are located directly adjacent to the CSPs. Samples were taken horizonwise from soil profiles: 1 sample per horizon. So that samples exist according to the soil profile description per CSP (field 60 in the soil profile description sheets). samples were air-dried, sieved < 2mm, ground using a ball mill, using around 40 mg for measurement with vario EL III (Elementar)

Spatial Extent

The Gutianshan National Nature Reserve (NNR) is located in the western part of Zhejiang Province (29º8'18" – 29º17'29" N, 118º2'14" – 118º11'12" E, Fig. 1). The Gutianshan NNR has an area of approximately 81 km2. From 27 comparative study plots (CSPs) soil samples were taken horizonwise from 1 soil profile per CSP

Temporal Extent

Samples were collected 2008 and 2009. Lab analyses were carried from 2009 to 2011

Data Analysis

pH (KCl) is the maximum potential acidity under current soil conditions, pH (H2O) is the current acidity

Paper proposal submissions

Published

2012

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

lab_num
laboratory number of laboratory of soil science and geoecology in Tübingen
Data group: Laboratory number of Laboratory of Soil Science and Geoecology in Tübingen
Keywords: soil base
Values
3180
3177
3179
3181
3178
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
CSP
name of the CSP in the Nature ReserveBEF research plot nameReasearch plots of the Biodiversity - Ecosystem functioning experiment (BEF-China). There are three main sites for research plots in the BEF Experiment: Comparative Study Plots (CSP) in the Gutianshan Nature Reserve, having a size of 30x30m^2, measured on the ground.
Data group: BEF research plot name
Keywords: CSP
Values
CSP01
CSP03
CSP02
CSP04
CSP05
sample_num
field name of the sample
Data group: Helper
Keywords: soil base
Values
CSP01-P-1-4
CSP01-P-1-3
CSP01-P-1-5
CSP01-P-1-1
CSP01-P-1-2
depth_lb
depth (lower boundary) of soil horizon
Unit: cm
Data group: Soil depth
Keywords: soil, soil depth
Values
110
10
11
100
105
pH_H2O
pH value, mean from two values determined by H20 method. solutionH20 : soil = 2.5:1
Unit: pH
Data group: pH value
Keywords: pH
Values
4.2
4.1
4.3
4.5
4.4
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
pH_KCl
pH value, mean from two values determined in 1 M KCL
Unit: pH
Data group: pH value
Keywords: pH
Values
3.6
3.5
3.4
3.7
3.8
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
N_t
total organic nitrogen content
Unit: Mass-%
Data group: Nitrogen
Keywords: SON, nitrogen
Values
0.04
0.03
<0.02
0.02
0.05
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
C_t
total soil organic carbon content
Unit: Mass-%
Data group: Carbon
Keywords: SOC, carbon
Values
0.17
0.13
0.11
0.1
0.19
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
S_t
total sulphur content
Unit: Mass-%
Data group: Sulphur
Keywords: S
Values
< 0.05
0.05
0.06
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.
C_N
ratio organic carbon/organic nitrogen
Unit: ratio
Data group: Carbon Nitrogen ratio
Keywords: C/N ratio
Values
10.9
10.5
10.3
10.7
10.8
* Flaiz, S. also contributed to this column.