Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Original research article
02 May 2023
Original research article |  | 02 May 2023

Elemental stoichiometry and Rock-Eval® thermal stability of organic matter in French topsoils

Amicie A. Delahaie, Pierre Barré, François Baudin, Dominique Arrouays, Antonio Bispo, Line Boulonne, Claire Chenu, Claudy Jolivet, Manuel P. Martin, Céline Ratié, Nicolas P. A. Saby, Florence Savignac, and Lauric Cécillon


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1130', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Jan 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Amicie Delahaie, 07 Feb 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-1130', Anonymous Referee #2, 25 Jan 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Amicie Delahaie, 02 Feb 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (11 Feb 2023) by Jocelyn Lavallee
AR by Amicie Delahaie on behalf of the Authors (20 Feb 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (28 Feb 2023) by Jocelyn Lavallee
ED: Publish as is (09 Mar 2023) by Kristof Van Oost (Executive editor)
AR by Amicie Delahaie on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We characterized organic matter in French soils by analysing samples from the French RMQS network using Rock-Eval thermal analysis. We found that thermal analysis is appropriate to characterize large set of samples (ca. 2000) and provides interpretation references for Rock-Eval parameter values. This shows that organic matter in managed soils is on average more oxidized and more thermally stable and that some Rock-Eval parameters are good proxies for organic matter biogeochemical stability.