Countryside Survey 2007 (Soils) Preparatory Phase II: Soil bulk density sampling

Wood, Claire. 2006 Countryside Survey 2007 (Soils) Preparatory Phase II: Soil bulk density sampling. CEH Lancaster, NERC/Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, 21pp. (UNSPECIFIED) (Unpublished)

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It is desirable to measure soil bulk density as a variable in CS2007. The most preferable method for measuring bulk density is usually the ‘thumb crusher’ corer, with the double walled cylinders. However, in the Countryside Survey, this is not possible, due to the survey logistics and health and safety issues. The most efficient method would be to use either one of the two pipes already in use for the chemistry and biology samples. The aim of this investigation is to determine their accuracy in determining bulk density, and to assess whether another method would be more suitable. Field and laboratory notes made during the investigation will also be used to make recommendations to update the soil sampling protocols in the Countryside Survey Field Handbook.

Item Type: Publication - Report (UNSPECIFIED)
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: _ Ecological Processes in Freshwater & Soils
_ Ecosystem Assessment & Forecasting
Funders/Sponsors: Natural Environment Research Council, DEFRA
Additional Keywords: Countryside Survey, CS2007, soil, sampling
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 13 Nov 2013 11:58 +0 (UTC)

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