4. Carbon in European Soils

  1. Robert Jandl8,9,
  2. Mirco Rodeghiero10,11 and
  3. Mats Olsson12
  1. Rainer Baritz1,
  2. Dietmar Zirlewagen2,
  3. Robert Jones3,
  4. Dominique Arrouays4,
  5. Roland Hiederer5,
  6. Marion Schrumpf6 and
  7. Winfried Riek7

Published Online: 23 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119970255.ch4

Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management

Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management

How to Cite

Baritz, R., Zirlewagen, D., Jones, R., Arrouays, D., Hiederer, R., Schrumpf, M. and Riek, W. (2011) Carbon in European Soils, in Soil Carbon in Sensitive European Ecosystems: From Science to Land Management (eds R. Jandl, M. Rodeghiero and M. Olsson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119970255.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 8

    Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW), Austria

  2. 9

    Bundesamt und Forschungszentrum für Wald (Forest Research Centre), Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8, 1130 Vienna, Austria

  3. 10

    Centre for Alpine Ecology, Italy

  4. 11

    IASMA, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Forests and Biogeochemical Cycles, 38010 San Michele All'Adige, Italy

  5. 12

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Box 7014, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Author Information

  1. 1

    Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Stilleweg 2, 30655 Hannover, Germany

  2. 2

    Interra, Environmental Survey and Research, Kenzingen (BGR), Germany

  3. 3

    National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI), Cranfield University, Cranfield Bedfordshire, United Kingdom

  4. 4

    INRA, Centre de Recherches d'Orléans, Unité InfoSol, US 1106, BP 20619 Ardon, 45166 Olivet, France

  5. 5

    Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment & Sustainability, Ispra (VA), Italy

  6. 6

    Max-Planck- Institue for Biogeochemistry, Hans Knoll Str.10, 07745 Jena, Germany

  7. 7

    University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Forest and Environment, and Forestry Competence Centre (LFE), Eberswalde, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119970019

Online ISBN: 9781119970255



  • carbon in European soils;
  • soil carbon data in European countries;
  • EC/ICP Forests Level I soil condition inventory and FOREGS;
  • IPCC Guidelines;
  • FOREGS geochemical survey;
  • peat inventory;
  • change detectability and soil inventories;
  • pedotransfer in soil bulk estimation;
  • soil organic carbon (SOC) change, and direction;
  • baseline carbon maps


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Existing soil carbon inventories in Europe

  • Detectability of change from soil inventories

  • Assessment of baseline carbon stocks in Europe

  • Pattern detection and predictors for carbon storage at landscape and continental scale

  • Conclusions about soil carbon baselines and change detection in Europe

  • References