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Soil Inorganic Carbon in the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed: Lithological Controls on Inorganic Carbon Storage
College of Arts and Sciences Presentations
  • Alison Good
  • Chris Stanbery
  • Ryan Will
  • Jen Pierce
  • Kerrie Weppner
  • Shawn Benner
  • Alejandro Flores
Document Type
Student Presentation
Presentation Date
1-1-2015
Faculty Sponsor

Jen Pierce

Abstract
There is a growing interest in soil carbon analysis. Though, soil is the third largest reservoir of carbon, the quantity of soil carbon and its fluxes are still largely misunderstood. The first step is to understand how carbon interacts with different rock types on different slopes. Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed is an excellent place to study inorganic carbon storage because it is geologically diverse with both granite and basalt derive soils, which are located across a topographic gradient. In this study, measurements of inorganic carbon (CO32-) are compared to mapped geologic units. This research is part of the larger effort of the Reynold’s Creek Critical Zone Observatory and will contribute to a greater understanding of how carbon interacts with soil in different parent materials. Combining data from a spectrum of sampling sites can create a map of carbon corresponding to soil texture, slope and elevation.
Citation Information
Alison Good, Chris Stanbery, Ryan Will, Jen Pierce, et al.. "Soil Inorganic Carbon in the Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed: Lithological Controls on Inorganic Carbon Storage" (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alejandro_flores/47/