Over the past 100 years numerous studies have been conducted with the goal of quantifying the impact of management on carbon turnover. It is difficult to conduct a mechanistic evaluation of these studies because each study was conducted under unique soil, climatic, and management conditions. Techniques for directly comparing data from unique studies are needed. This paper: 1) demonstrates an approach for calculating SOC maintenance requirements and mineralization rate constants at different landscape positions; and 2) discusses techniques for conducting site- specific experiments and determining site-specific C sequestration potentials.
Clay, David; Carlson, Gregg; and Clay, Sharon, "Soil Organic Carbon Maintenance Requirements and Mineralizatyion Rate Constants: Site Specific Calculations" (2011). Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science Faculty Publications. 39.