Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-55-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-9-55-2023
Original research article
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12 Jan 2023
Original research article |  | 12 Jan 2023

Soil depth as a driver of microbial and carbon dynamics in a planted forest (Pinus radiata) pumice soil

Alexa K. Byers, Loretta G. Garrett, Charlotte Armstrong, Fiona Dean, and Steve A. Wakelin

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Forest soils store large amounts of carbon (C), but research has remained focused on C storage in topsoil layers. We investigated changes in forest soil C storage and microbial ecology to 1 m depth. Though absolute soil C content, microbial diversity and microbial biomass declined sharply with depth, 35 % of total soil C was cumulatively stored in subsoil layers. Our findings highlight the importance of including subsoils when calculating the C storage capacity of forest systems.