Articles | Volume 5, issue 2
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-223-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-5-223-2019
Original research article
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06 Aug 2019
Original research article |  | 06 Aug 2019

Evaluating the carbon sequestration potential of volcanic soils in southern Iceland after birch afforestation

Matthias Hunziker, Olafur Arnalds, and Nikolaus J. Kuhn

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Afforestation on severely degraded volcanic soils/landscapes is an important process concerning ecological restoration in Iceland. These landscapes have a high potential to act as carbon sinks. We tested the soil (0–30 cm) of different stages of afforested (mountain birch) landscapes and analysed the quantity and quality of the soil organic carbon. There is an increase in the total SOC stock during the encroachment. The increase is mostly because of POM SOC. Such soils demand SOC quality tests.