Global dataset of soil organic carbon in tidal marshes

Maxwell, Tania L.; Rovai, André S.; Adame, Maria Fernanda; Adams, Janine B.; Álvarez-Rogel, José; Austin, William E.N.; Beasy, Kim; Boscutti, Francesco; Böttcher, Michael E.; Bouma, Tjeerd J.; Bulmer, Richard H.; Burden, Annette ORCID:; Burke, Shannon A.; Camacho, Saritta; Chaudhary, Doongar R.; Chmura, Gail L.; Copertino, Margareth; Cott, Grace M.; Craft, Christopher; Day, John; de los Santos, Carmen B.; Denis, Lionel; Ding, Weixin; Ellison, Joanna C.; Ewers Lewis, Carolyn J.; Giani, Luise; Gispert, Maria; Gontharet, Swanne; González-Pérez, José A.; González-Alcaraz, M. Nazaret; Gorham, Connor; Graversen, Anna Elizabeth L.; Grey, Anthony; Guerra, Roberta; He, Qiang; Holmquist, James R.; Jones, Alice R.; Juanes, José A.; Kelleher, Brian P.; Kohfeld, Karen E.; Krause-Jensen, Dorte; Lafratta, Anna; Lavery, Paul S.; Laws, Edward A.; Leiva-Dueñas, Carmen; Loh, Pei Sun; Lovelock, Catherine E.; Lundquist, Carolyn J.; Macreadie, Peter I.; Mazarrasa, Inés; Megonigal, J. Patrick; Neto, Joao M.; Nogueira, Juliana; Osland, Michael J.; Pagès, Jordi F.; Perera, Nipuni; Pfeiffer, Eva-Maria; Pollmann, Thomas; Raw, Jacqueline L.; Recio, María; Ruiz-Fernández, Ana Carolina; Russell, Sophie K.; Rybczyk, John M.; Sammul, Marek; Sanders, Christian; Santos, Rui; Serrano, Oscar; Siewert, Matthias; Smeaton, Craig; Song, Zhaoliang; Trasar-Cepeda, Carmen; Twilley, Robert R.; Van de Broek, Marijn; Vitti, Stefano; Antisari, Livia Vittori; Voltz, Baptiste; Wails, Christy N.; Ward, Raymond D.; Ward, Melissa; Wolfe, Jaxine; Yang, Renmin; Zubrzycki, Sebastian; Landis, Emily; Smart, Lindsey; Spalding, Mark; Worthington, Thomas A.. 2023 Global dataset of soil organic carbon in tidal marshes. Scientific Data, 10 (1), 797. 14, pp.

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Tidal marshes store large amounts of organic carbon in their soils. Field data quantifying soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks provide an important resource for researchers, natural resource managers, and policy-makers working towards the protection, restoration, and valuation of these ecosystems. We collated a global dataset of tidal marsh soil organic carbon (MarSOC) from 99 studies that includes location, soil depth, site name, dry bulk density, SOC, and/or soil organic matter (SOM). The MarSOC dataset includes 17,454 data points from 2,329 unique locations, and 29 countries. We generated a general transfer function for the conversion of SOM to SOC. Using this data we estimated a median (± median absolute deviation) value of 79.2 ± 38.1 Mg SOC ha−1 in the top 30 cm and 231 ± 134 Mg SOC ha−1 in the top 1 m of tidal marsh soils globally. This data can serve as a basis for future work, and may contribute to incorporation of tidal marsh ecosystems into climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2052-4463
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Additional Keywords: carbon cycle, geochemistry
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Agriculture and Soil Science
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Date made live: 14 Dec 2023 11:38 +0 (UTC)

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