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Original research article 23 Apr 2019

Original research article | 23 Apr 2019

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Soil andic properties as powerful factors explaining deep soil organic carbon stocks distribution: the case of a coffee agroforestry plantation on Andosols in Costa Rica

Tiphaine Chevallier1, Kenji Fujisaki1, Olivier Roupsard1,2, Florian Guidat3, Rintaro Kinoshita3,5, Elias de Melo Viginio Filho3, Peter Lehner4, and Alain Albrecht1 Tiphaine Chevallier et al.
  • 1Eco&Sols, IRD, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • 2CIRAD, UMR Eco&Sols, LMI IESOL, B.P. 1386 CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal
  • 3CATIE, Tropical Agricultural Centre for Research and Higher Education, 7170 Turrialba, Costa Rica
  • 4Cafetalera Aquiares S.A., PO Box 362-7150, Turrialba, 7150, Costa Rica
  • 5Research Center for Global Agromedicine, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medecine, Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555, Japan

Abstract. Soil organic carbon (SOC) constitutes the largest terrestrial carbon stock. Both distribution and variation of SOC stocks are needed to constitute reference baseline for studies on temporal SOC change. Specifically, in volcanic areas, the spatial variation of soil andic properties usually explains the spatial variation of topsoil SOC contents, but SOC data for deeper soil layers are needed. We measured the andic properties (e.g. pyrophosphate extractable aluminium and allophane contents) and SOC stocks down to 200-cm depth in a 1 km2 micro-watershed covered by Arabica coffee agroforestry in Costa Rica. We used diffuse reflectance mid-infrared (MIR) spectroscopy to allow a large number of soil analysis. The objectives of our study were (i) to evaluate MIRS as a low-cost and rapid tool to measure andic properties and SOC in Andosols and (ii) to predict the level of SOC stocks down to 200-cm depth.

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Soil organic carbon (SOC) constitutes the largest terrestrial C stock, especially in the Andosols of volcanic areas. In Costa Rica, in a 1 km2 basin covered by coffee agroforestry, SOC stocks were measured by MIR spectrometry from surface down to 200-cm depth to 24 to 72 kgC m−2. Andic soil properties explained this high variability. Knowing SOC stocks in surface did not explain SOC stocks down to 200 cm. Topography and pedogenesis are essential to understand the SOC stocks at landscape scales.
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