Canadian Forest Service Publications

Methods of soil resampling to monitor changes in the chemical concentrations of forest soils. 2016. Lawrence, G.; Fernandez, I.; Hazlett, P.; Bailey, S.W.; Ross, D.S.; Villars, T.R.; QuinTana, A.; Ouimet, R.; McHale, M.R.; Johnson, C.E.; Briggs, R.D.; Colter, R.A.; Siemion, J.; Bartlett, O.L.; Vargas, O.; Antidormi, M.R.; Koppers, M.M. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi:10.3791/54815.

Year: 2016

Issued by: Great Lakes Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 37114

Language: English

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DOI: 10.3791/54815

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Recent research has shown that soil chemical properties can change in less than a decade, often as a result of broad environmental changes. Repeated sampling to monitor these types of changes in forest soils is a relatively new practice that is not well documented in the literature and has only recently been broadly embraced by the scientific community. This publication describes the experimental design and sampling methodologies required for successful resampling of forest soils. The publication provides a guide to researchers to ensure that monitoring of soil change over time follows consistent protocols that account for the high level of spatial variability that occurs in forest soils.