Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
SOIL, 7, 377–398, 2021
SOIL, 7, 377–398, 2021

Original research article 06 Jul 2021

Original research article | 06 Jul 2021

Predicting the spatial distribution of soil organic carbon stock in Swedish forests using a group of covariates and site-specific data

Kpade O. L. Hounkpatin et al.

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Forests store large amounts of carbon in soils. Implementing suitable measures to improve the sink potential of forest soils would require accurate data on the carbon stored in forest soils and a better understanding of the factors affecting this storage. This study showed that the prediction of soil carbon stock in Swedish forest soils can increase in accuracy when one divides a big region into smaller areas in combination with information collected locally and derived from satellites.