Soil Carbon Working Group

Soil Carbon Working Group

Improved measuring, reporting, modeling, and mapping of soil carbon burial rates and carbon stocks in coastal wetlands

Time and Location:

December 8 and 9, 2018, hosted at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland

Research Questions: 

1. What is the potential for pairing Bayesian statistical methods with process-based modeling to map carbon stocks and sequestration rates?

2. How much variation in carbon stocks and burial rates is attributable to field and lab techniques, and how much to process uncertainty?

Final Products:

1. Paper on modeling and forecasting soil carbon sequestration rates

2. Papers on best practices for field, lab, and data management

3. Open-source R package(s) of marsh equilibrium models

4. Mapped products at the scale of the contiguous United States if applicable