Bind grasslands carbon

C. Peßler
Master Thesis: Institute of Forest Ecology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

To calculate the total carbon of a parcel, the soil carbon was converted to carbon per square meter up to a depth of 60 cm and the carbon above ground, i.e. the carbon provided by the trees, was added. This resulted in soil organic carbon values ​​between 7.58 kg C m-2 or 75.79 Mg C ha-1 and 19.48 kg C m-2 or 194.79 Mg C ha-1. A comparison of the mean soil carbon values ​​for each land use showed that the land use field had the lowest value of 7.58 kg C m-2 and the pasture had the highest value with 13.09 kg C m-2, while the mean soil carbon value for orchards was 12 , 51 kg C m-2 was slightly lower. Overall, the average share of tree carbon in the total carbon was 14.15%.

If the aboveground carbon of the trees is added to the soil carbon, all locations in the orchards had a higher carbon content, with the exception of location R1. The maximum values ​​were 22.04 kg C m-2 and 220.4 Mg C ha-1 in B1 and 16.93 kg C m-2 and 169.3 Mg C ha-1 in K2. The arithmetic mean of the fruit carbon rose to 14.68 kg C m-2 or 146.7 Mg C ha-1 and was thus higher than that for the pasture of 12.51 kg C m-2 or 125.1 Mg C ha-1. The standard deviation for both mean values ​​was 4.65 for orchards and 4.92 for willow.