Further results on comparison of methods for quantifying soil carbon in tropical peats

We present an alternative equation for estimating carbon density of tropical peatlands. We compiled a dataset of tropical peatlands with various land uses and found that when carbon content is greater than 0.5 g g− 1, there is no relationship between carbon content and bulk density. Thus, carbon density can be estimated from an average carbon content (0.5501 ± 0.0225 g g− 1) multiplied by the measured bulk density. This simple model is in contrast with previous studies, where a linear regression model is fitted to the carbon density and bulk density data. We tested the model to the data and demonstrated its high accuracy and applicability across land uses.
  • Authors: Rudiyanto, Minasny, B., Setiawan, B.I.
  • Author Affiliation: Bogor Agricultural University, University of Sydney
  • Subjects: peatlands, tropics, carbon, bulk density
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • Source: Geoderma 269: 108-111
  • Year: 2016
  • DOI:
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