Soil Total Carbon and Nitrogen — GLBRC Scale-up Experiment

Data in the KBS LTER core database may not be published without written permission of the lead investigator or project director Full terms of use

Total carbon and nitrogen content of surface and deep core samples from fields of the GLBRC Scale-up Experiment. A dried subsample is ground and analyzed for carbon and nitrogen content, reported as a percentage.

This datatable is part of the Soil Properties — KBS GLBRC Scale-up Experiment dataset.

Soil properties of fields at Lux Arbor Reserve (L1-L3) and Marshall Farm (M1-M4) planted to corn (L1, M1), switchgrass (L2, M3), and restored prairie (L3, M2) in 2010 after a 2009 no-till soybean crop in all fields to convert tilled corn-soybean-wheat rotations (AGR) at Lux Arbor and fields in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) at Marshall Farm to no-till bioenergy crops. One field at Marshall Farm (M4) remained as CRP brome grass to serve as a reference. Each field has 10 sampling stations (S1-S10) around which most soil sampling occurs.


Experiment: GLBRC Scale-up Experiment
Data available from: January 2009 to January 2015
Dataset: KBS146
Datatable ID: KBS093-004.19
Core Areas Organic Matter,Disturbance
Repository link:
Related Tables:
Last Updated 2023-10-24
Variate Description Units
year year soil was sampled
campaign type of soil sampling
sample date date the soil sample was collected
treatment name treatment description
treatment experimental treatment
replicate replicate nested within treatment
station sampling location
top depth upper depth of the soil sample
bottom depth lower depth of the soil sample
nitrogen percent nitrogen content in soil %
carbon percent carbon content in soil %

GLBRC data is not yet publicly available.

Sign in to request the data

Data Excerpt

year campaign sample_date treatment_name treatment replicate station top_depth bottom_depth nitrogen carbon
2014 deep core sampling 2014-12-04 CRP-Switchgrass M3 R1 S10 50.0 94.0 0.0018 0.0913
2014 deep core sampling 2014-12-03 CRP-Reference M4 R1 S1 0.0 10.0 0.1823 1.9483
2014 deep core sampling 2014-12-03 CRP-Corn M1 R1 S7 0.0 10.0 0.1572 1.6223
2014 deep core sampling 2014-12-04 CRP-Prairie M2 R1 S5 50.0 97.0 0.0934 1.1201
2014 deep core sampling 2014-12-04 CRP-Prairie M2 R1 S6 0.0 10.0 0.1863 1.9272
Sign In