To contribute data to the soilcabon database, data files must pass a quality control step that ensures the file and it’s contents are compatible with the structure and vocabulary of the database (see Template file and instructions above for explanation).
The current version of the publicly available Soil Radiocarbon Database includes data compiled through the efforts of two previous studies. If you access data from this repository, please cite the following references:
He, Y., Trumbore, S. E., Torn, M. S., Harden, J. W., Vaughn, L. J. S., Allison, S. D., & Randerson, J. T. Radiocarbon constraints imply reduced carbon uptake by soils during the 21st century. Science, 355(6306), 1419–1424. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aag0262
Mathieu, J. A., Hatté, C., Balesdent, J., & Parent, É. (2015). Deep soil carbon dynamics are driven more by soil type than by climate: a worldwide meta-analysis of radiocarbon profiles. Global Change Biology, 21(11), 4278–4292. http://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.13012”
A detailed list of the data sources that are included can be found here: Datasets and doi numbers available and in progress
Contribute to soilcarbon package
The Soil Carbon Database has been developed in collaboration between the U.S. Geological Survey Powell Center and the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry”
Contact: for questions about the soilcarbon package, Grey at email@example.com.