Environmental Change Network core measurements at Alice Holt Forest - soil chemistry

Map showing soil survey at Alice Holt (111K)

Soil survey and classification data

Baseline survey at 1:100000

Soil characterisation and change

Core sampling for major elements (five yearly):

  • Horizon depth and thickness
  • Soil moisture
  • pH
  • Exchangeable:
    • Acidity
    • Sodium
    • Potassium
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Manganese
    • Aluminium
  • Total:
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Sulphur
    • Organic Carbon
    • Inorganic Carbon
    • Soil archiving

See:
Benham, S.E., Vanguelova, E. I. and Pitman, R.M. (2012). Short and long term changes in carbon, nitrogen and acidity in the forest soils under oak at the Alice Holt Environmental Change Network site. Science of the Total Environment. 421-422.

Profile sampling and description (20 yearly)

  • Slope/aspect
  • Altitude
  • Land use
  • Horizon Depth
  • Particle size analysis
  • Soil mineralogy
  • Bulk density
  • Soil water release
  • Soil moisture
  • pH
  • Exchangeable:
    • Acidity
    • Sodium
    • Potassium
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium
    • Manganese
    • Aluminum
  • Total:
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Sulphur
    • Organic Carbon
    • Inorganic Carbon
    • Lead
    • Zinc
    • Cadmium
    • Copper
    • Mercury
    • Cobalt
    • Molybdenum
    • Arsenic
    • Chromium
    • Nickel
  • Extractable:
    • Iron
    • Aluminium
    • Phosphorus