What does it take to detect a change in soil carbon stock ? A regional comparison of minimum detectable difference and experiment duration in the north central United States

@inproceedings{Anex2017WhatDI,
  title={What does it take to detect a change in soil carbon stock ? A regional comparison of minimum detectable difference and experiment duration in the north central United States},
  author={Robert P. Anex and Alexandra N. Kravchenko and Lori J. Abendroth and Stephen J. Del Grosso and Warren A. Dick and Matthew J. Helmers and Daryl E. Herzmann and Joseph G. Lauer and Emerson D. Nafziger and E. John and Sawyer and Peter C. Scharf and Jeffrey S. Strock and Maria B. Villamil},
  year={2017}
}
Variability in soil organic carbon (SOC) results from natural and human processes interacting across time and space, and leads to large variation in the minimum difference in SOC that can be detected with a particular experimental design. Here we report a unique comparison of minimum detectable differences (MDDs) in SOC, and the estimated times required to observe those MDDs across the north central United States, calculated for the two most common SOC experiments: (1) a comparison between two… CONTINUE READING