Journal cover Journal topic
Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic
BG | Volume 16, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 16, 2857–2871, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Biogeosciences, 16, 2857–2871, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-16-2857-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 25 Jul 2019

Research article | 25 Jul 2019

Global soil–climate–biome diagram: linking surface soil properties to climate and biota

Xia Zhao et al.

Related authors

No significant changes in topsoil carbon in the grasslands of northern China between the 1980s and 2000s
Shangshi Liu, Yuanhe Yang, Haihua Shen, Huifeng Hu, Xia Zhao, He Li, Taoyu Liu, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2016-473,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2016-473, 2017
Preprint retracted

Related subject area

Biogeochemistry: Soils
Drivers and modelling of blue carbon stock variability in sediments of southeastern Australia
Carolyn J. Ewers Lewis, Mary A. Young, Daniel Ierodiaconou, Jeffrey A. Baldock, Bruce Hawke, Jonathan Sanderman, Paul E. Carnell, and Peter I. Macreadie
Biogeosciences, 17, 2041–2059, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2041-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2041-2020, 2020
Short summary
A comparison of patterns of microbial C : N : P stoichiometry between topsoil and subsoil along an aridity gradient
Yuqing Liu, Wenhong Ma, Dan Kou, Xiaxia Niu, Tian Wang, Yongliang Chen, Dima Chen, Xiaoqin Zhu, Mengying Zhao, Baihui Hao, Jinbo Zhang, Yuanhe Yang, and Huifeng Hu
Biogeosciences, 17, 2009–2019, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2009-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-2009-2020, 2020
Short summary
Soil total phosphorus and nitrogen explain vegetation community composition in a northern forest ecosystem near a phosphate massif
Laura Matkala, Maija Salemaa, and Jaana Bäck
Biogeosciences, 17, 1535–1556, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1535-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1535-2020, 2020
Short summary
Contrasting conifer species productivity in relation to soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus stoichiometry of British Columbia perhumid rainforests
John Marty Kranabetter, Ariana Sholinder, and Louise de Montigny
Biogeosciences, 17, 1247–1260, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1247-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-1247-2020, 2020
Short summary
Increasing soil carbon stocks in eight permanent forest plots in China
Jianxiao Zhu, Chuankuan Wang, Zhang Zhou, Guoyi Zhou, Xueyang Hu, Lai Jiang, Yide Li, Guohua Liu, Chengjun Ji, Shuqing Zhao, Peng Li, Jiangling Zhu, Zhiyao Tang, Chengyang Zheng, Richard A. Birdsey, Yude Pan, and Jingyun Fang
Biogeosciences, 17, 715–726, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-715-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-17-715-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Abdelbaki, A.: Evaluation of pedotransfer functions for predicting soil bulk density for US soils, Ain. Shams. Eng. J., 9, 1611–1619, 2018. 
Adhikari, K. and Hartemink, A. E.: Linking soils to ecosystem services – A global review, Geoderma, 262, 101–111, 2016. 
Alexander, E. B.: Soils in natural landscapes, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Ration, FL, USA, 2013. 
Amundson, R., Berhe, A. A., Hopmans, J. W., Olson, C., Sztein, A. E., and Sparks, D. L.: Soil and human security in the 21st century, Science, 348, 1261071, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1261071, 2015. 
Arrouays, D., McKenzie, N., Hempel, J., de Forges, A. R., and McBratney, A. B. (Eds.): GlobalSoilMap: basis of the global spatial soil information system, CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Ration, FL, USA, 2014. 
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
Surface soils interact strongly with both climate and biota and provide fundamental ecosystem services. However, the quantitative linkages between soil, climate, and biota remain unclear at a global scale. By compiling a large global soil database, we mapped eight major soil properties based on machine learning algorithms and developed a global soil–climate–biome diagram. Our results suggest shifts in soil properties under global climate and land cover change.
Surface soils interact strongly with both climate and biota and provide fundamental ecosystem...
Citation