Evaluation of Soil Organic Matter Models

Using Existing Long-Term Datasets

  • David S. Powlson
  • Pete Smith
  • Jo U. Smith

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Plenary Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David S. Powlson
      Pages 3-11
    3. Edward T. Elliott, Keith Paustian
      Pages 27-36
    4. Keith Paustian, Edward T. Elliott, Eldor A. Paul, Harold P. Collins, C. Vernon Cole, Serita D. Frey
      Pages 37-54
    5. Peter R. Grace
      Pages 55-67
    6. Pete Smith, David Powlson, Margaret Glendining
      Pages 81-97
    7. M. J. Glendining, P. R. Poulton
      Pages 99-109
    8. Jo Smith, Pete Smith, Tom Addiscott
      Pages 181-199
    9. W. M. Post, A. W. King, S. D. Wullschleger
      Pages 201-222
  3. Soil Organic Matter Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. K. Coleman, D. S. Jenkinson
      Pages 237-246
    3. Changsheng Li
      Pages 263-267
    4. J. A. E. Molina
      Pages 269-274
    5. T. Mueller, L. S. Jensen, S. Hansen, N. E. Nielsen
      Pages 275-281
    6. W. J. Parton
      Pages 283-291
  4. Long-Term Experiments with Soil Organic Matter Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. G. A. Buyanovsky, J. R. Brown, G. H. Wagner
      Pages 295-300
    3. Graham J. Crocker, Ian C. R. Holford
      Pages 313-317
    4. K. Debreczeni, I. Sisák, K. Sárdi, G. Csitári
      Pages 319-324
    5. Marc Frankinet, Yves Raimond
      Pages 325-331
    6. Peter R. Grace
      Pages 333-338
    7. E. G. Gregorich, C. F. Drury, C. S. Tan, B. H. Ellert
      Pages 339-344
    8. R. César Izaurralde, Noorallah G. Juma, James A. Robertson, William B. McGill, Jeffrey T. Thurston
      Pages 351-361
    9. Martin Körschens, Annett Müller
      Pages 369-376
    10. P. R. Poulton
      Pages 377-384
    11. P. R. Poulton
      Pages 385-389
    12. P. E. Rasmussen, R. W. Smiley, S. L. Albrecht
      Pages 391-396
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 423-433

About these proceedings


Soil organic matter (SOM) represents a major pool of carbon within the biosphere, roughly twice than in atmospheric CO2. SOM models embody our best understanding of soil carbon dynamics and are needed to predict how global environmental change will influence soil carbon stocks. These models are also required for evaluating the likely effectiveness of different mitigation options. The first important step towards systematically evaluating the suitability of SOM models for these purposes is to test their simulations against real data. Since changes in SOM occur slowly, long-term datasets are required. This volume brings together leading SOM model developers and experimentalists to test SOM models using long-term datasets from diverse ecosystems, land uses and climatic zones within the temperate region.


Boden Globale Umweltveränderung Klimatologie Modellierung biosphere climatology ecosystem ecosystem research environment environmental change global environmental change modelling organic matter soil Ökosystemforschung

Editors and affiliations

  • David S. Powlson
    • 1
  • Pete Smith
    • 1
  • Jo U. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Soil Science DepartmentIACR-RothamstedHertfordshireUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64692-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61094-3
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