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Papers Addressing Uncertainty in Soils

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  • Cambule, A.H., D.G. Rossiter, J.J. Stoorvogel, E.M.A. Smaling. 2014. Soil organic carbon stocks in the Limpopo National Park, Mozambique: Amount, spatial distribution and uncertainty. Geoderma 213: 46-56

  • Dalsgaard, L., R. Astrup, C. Anton-Fernandez, S. Kynding Borgen, J. Breidenbach, H. Lange, A. Lehtonen, and J. Liski. 2016. Modeling soil carbon dynamics in northern forests: Effects of spatial and temporal aggregation of climatic input data.

  • Del Grosso, S. J.S. M. OgleW. J. Parton, and F. J. Breidt (2010), Estimating uncertainty in N2O emissions from U.S. cropland soilsGlobal Biogeochem. Cycles24, GB1009, doi:10.1029/2009GB003544.

  • Fahey, T.J., R.D. Yanai, K.E. Gonzales, and J.A. Lombardi. 2017. Sampling and processing roots from rocky forest soils. Ecosphere.

  • Goidts, E., B. Van Wesemael, and M. Crucifix. 2009. Magnitude and sources of uncertainties in soil organic carbon (SOC) stock assessments at various scales. European Journal of Soil Science, 60: 723–739. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2009.01157.x

  • Johnson, J., J. Aherne, T. Cummins. 2015. Base cation budgets under residue removal in temperate maritime plantation forests. Forest Ecology and Management

  • Lehtonen, A. and J. Heikkinen. 2015. Uncertainty of upland soil carbon sink estimate for Finland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

  • Ogle, S. M., F.J. Breidt, M. Easter, S. Williams, K. Killian, K. and K. Paustian. 2010. Scale and uncertainty in modeled soil organic carbon stock changes for US croplands using a process-based model. Global Change Biology, 16: 810–822. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01951.x

  • Ogle, S.M., F.J. Breidt, M. Easter, S. Williams and K. Paustian. 2007. An empirically based uncertainty associated with modeling carbon sequestration in soils. Ecological Modelling 205:453-463. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2007.03.007

  • Ogle, S.M., F.J. Breidt, and K. Paustian. 2006. Bias and variance in model results associated with spatial scaling of measurements for parameterization in regional assessments. Global Change Biology 12:516-523. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01106.x

  • Ogle, S.M., M.D. Eve, F.J. Breidt, and K. Paustian. 2003. Uncertainty in estimating land use and management impacts on soil organic carbon storage for U.S. agroecosystems between 1982 and 1997. Global Change Biology 9:1521-1542. DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2486.2003.00683.x

  • Ortiz, C.A., Liski, J., Gärdenäs, A.I., Lehtonen, A., Lundblad, M., Stendahl, J., Ågren, G. & Karltun, E. 2013. Soil organic carbon stock changes in Swedish forest soils - a comparison of uncertainties and their sources through a national inventory and two simulation models. Ecological Modelling 251: 221-231.  doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.12.017

  • Peltoniemi, M., T. Palosuo, S. Monni, R. Mäkipää. 2006. Factors affecting uncertainties of sinks and stocks of carbon in Finnish soils and vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management 232(1-3): 75-85.doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.045

  • Rahn, K.-H., C. Werner, R. Kiese, E. Haas, and K. Butterbach-Bahl, 2012 Parameter-induced uncertainty quantification of soil N20, NO and CO2 emission from Höglwald spruce forest (Germany) using the LandscapeDNDC model. Biogeosciences, 9:3983-3998, doi:10.5194/bg-9-3983-2012

  • Rantakari, M., A. Lehtonen, T. Linkosalo, M. Tuomi, P. Tamminen, J. Heikkinen, J. Liski, R. Mäkipää, H. Ilvesniemi & R. Sievänen. 2012. The Yasso07 soil carbon model - Testing against repeated soil carbon inventory. Forest Ecology and Management 286: 137-147.  doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2012.08.041

  • Ross, D.S., et al. 2015. Inter-Laboratory Variation in the Chemical Analysis of Acidic Forest Soil Reference Samples from Eastern North America. Ecosphere.

  • Simonsson, M., J. Bergholm, B.A. Olsson, C. von Brömssen, and I. Öborn. 2015. Estimating weathering rates using base cation budgets in a Norway spruce stand on podzolised soil: Analysis of fluxes and uncertainties. Forest Ecology and Management 340: 135-152. PDF

  • Truong and Heuvelink. 2013. Uncertainty quantification of soil property maps with statistical expert elicitation. In Geoderma

  • Yanai, R.D., S.V. Stehman, M.A. Arthur, C.E. Prescott, A.J. Friedland, T.G. Siccama, and D. Binkley.  2003.  Detecting change in forest floor carbon.  Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 67:1583-1593.  PDF

  • Yuan, Z., A. Gazol, F. Lin, J. Ye, S. Shi, X. Wang, M. Wang, and Z. Hao. 2013. Soil organic carbon in an old-growth temperate forest: Spatial pattern, determinants and bias in its quantification, Geoderma 195–196: Pages 48-55