Soil Organic Matter (SOM): Modeling

Peter Smith*

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Abstract

There are a number of approaches to modeling soil organic matter turnover including: 1) process-based multicompartment models; 2) models that consider each fresh addition of plant debris as a separate cohort which decays in a continuous way; and 3) models that account for carbon and nitrogen transfers through various trophic levels in a soil food web. These approaches are described in more detail below.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationENCYCLOPEDIA OF SOIL SCIENCE, VOLS I-III, 3RD EDITION
EditorsR Lal
PublisherCRC Press
Pages2159-2165
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4987-8699-7
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • SIMULATING TRENDS
  • CARBON TURNOVER
  • NITROGEN
  • DYNAMICS
  • DECOMPOSITION
  • RATES
  • WATER
  • SENSITIVITY
  • EROSION
  • SYSTEMS

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