Previous land use and climate influence differences in soil organic carbon following reforestation of agricultural land with mixed-species plantings
Jacqueline R England, Keryn I Paul, Shaun C Cunningham, Dinesh B Madhavan, Thomas G Baker, Zoe Read, Brian R Wilson, Timothy R Cavagnaro, Tom Lewis, Michael P Perring, Tim Herrmann, Philip J Polglase
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016
Awarded by Australian Research Council
This work was largely funded by the Australian Government's Filling the Research Gap Program and CSIRO, with additional financial support from Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and Central Tablelands Local Land Council. For assistance with field sampling/processing samples we thank Amanda Schapel (two SA sites), Micah Davies, Gordon McLachlan, John Larmour, Melanie Bullock and Pandora Holliday (15 NSW sites), Simon Murphy, Tarek Murshed, Tom Fairman, Rob Law, Ben Smith and Gabi Szegedy (17 Victorian sites, including the 10 new riparian sites), Jarrod Hodgson and Phil De Zylva (five Victorian sites and two NSW sites, including the three intensive sites), and Tim Morald and Andrew Wherrett (2 WA sites). We also thank Debbie Crawford for assistance with preparation of Fig. 1, John Larmour for completing the new inventories for biomass estimation, Hamish Luck for assistance with compiling information from FullCAM, Michael Davy and Geoff Minchin for assistance with locating NSW field sites, John Raison for initial advice on sampling design, Jeff Baldock for discussions on SOC fractions, landholders for permission to access their properties, and Nellie Hobley and Daniel Mendham for providing comments that improved the manuscript. We wish to thank the Australian Research Council for supporting SCC from an ARC Linkage grant (120990038), TRC via the award of a Future Fellowship (FT120100463) and MPP through an ARC Laureate Fellowship to Richard J. Hobbs.