Using measured stocks of biomass and litter carbon to constrain modelled estimates of sequestration of soil organic carbon under contrasting mixed-species environmental plantings
Keryn I Paul, Jacqueline R England, Thomas G Baker, Shaun C Cunningham, Michael P Perring, Phil J Polglase, Brian Wilson, Timothy R Cavagnaro, Tom Lewis, Zoe Read, Dinesh B Madhavan, Tim Herrmann
Science of The Total Environment | ELSEVIER | Published : 2018
Awarded by ARC
The project was funded largely by the Australian Department of Agriculture's Filling the Research Gap under National Soil Carbon Program Grants, with additional financial support provided by SA Water, Lachlan Catchment Management Authority/Central Tablelands Local Land Service, Murray Catchment Management Authority, and the Australian Department of Environment and Energy. SCC was funded by ARC Linkage Program (LP0990038), TRC thanks the ARC for supporting his research via the awarded of a Future Fellowship (FT120100463) and MPP was partially supported through an ARC Laureate Fellowship awarded to RJ Hobbs. Project guidance was provided by Jeff Baldock, Lauren Bennett, John Field, Richard Green, Tim Smith, Brian Murphy, JaymieNorris, Craig Neumann, Tony Patti, John Raison, Senani Karunaratne, Stephen Rox-burgh, Ian Shepherd and Christopher Weston. Assistance with site selection, field work and soil preparation and analyses was provided by Melanie Bullock, Micah Davies, Michael Davy, Phil de Zylva, Tom Fairman, Trevor Hobbs, Jarrod Hodgson, Pandora Holliday, John Larmour, Rob Law, Gordon McLaughlin, Geoff Minchin, Tim Morald, Tarek Murshed, Simon Murphy, Craig Neumann, Harry Roberts, Amanda Schapel, Ben Smith, Gabi Szegedy and Andrew Wherrett. We are indebted to the landowners who gave us permission to sample soil and measure/harvest trees on their properties. Rachel Burgess, Rob Sturgis, Keiran Andrusko, Ram Dalal, Jeff Baldock and Elizabeth Pinkard are thanked for their reviews.