Articles | Volume 11, issue 22
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6483-2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-6483-2014
Research article
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27 Nov 2014
Research article |  | 27 Nov 2014

Forest conversion to poplar plantation in a Lombardy floodplain (Italy): effects on soil organic carbon stock

C. Ferré, R. Comolli, A. Leip, and G. Seufert

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In a paired plot design we studied the effect on soil organic carbon stocks of the transformation of a natural forest in the Po Valley in northern Italy into a short rotation poplar plantation 37 years ago and observed a reduction by 40% or 5.7 kg m−2 over the plowing depth of 55cm. A dedicated sampling scheme and application of spatial statistics was needed to proof this change because the homogenization effect of plowing created a spatial auto-correlation.
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