Articles | Volume 8, issue 1
SOIL, 8, 113–131, 2022
SOIL, 8, 113–131, 2022

Original research article 24 Feb 2022

Original research article | 24 Feb 2022

Content of soil organic carbon and labile fractions depend on local combinations of mineral-phase characteristics

Malte Ortner et al.

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) and its labile fractions are influenced by soil use and mineral properties. These parameters interact with each other and affect SOC differently depending on local conditions. To investigate the latter, the dependence of SOC content on parameters that vary on a local scale depending on parent material, soil texture, and land use as well as parameter combinations was statistically assessed. Relevance and superiority of local models compared to total models were shown.