The Global Soil Respiration Database (SRDB) was designed to capture and make available for analysis the large number of soil respiration studies published over the last four decades.

Description

This data set provides an updated soil respiration database (SRDB), a near-universal compendium of published soil respiration (RS) data. Soil respiration, the flux of autotrophically- and heterotrophically-generated CO2 from the soil to the atmosphere remains the least well-constrained component of the terrestrial C cycle. The database encompasses all published studies that report at least one of the following data measured in the field (not laboratory): annual RS, mean seasonal RS, a seasonal or annual partitioning of RS into its sources fluxes, RS temperature response (Q10), or RS at 10 degrees C. SRDB's orientation is thus to seasonal and annual fluxes, not shorter-term or chamber-specific measurements, and the database is dominated by temperate, well-drained forest measurement locations. The database includes a file of RS data and a linked file of study bibliographic data. Both files are in comma-separated format.

For more information on the database itself, see Bond-Lamberty and Thomson (2010), A global database of soil respiration data, Biogeosciences 7:1915-1926, doi:10.5194/bg-7-1915-2010.

latest article added on June 2014

ArticleFirst AuthorPublished
Observations fauntistique et microbiologiques dans quelques biotopes forestiers equatoriauxMaldague, M.E.1963

Observations fauntistique et microbiologiques dans quelques biotopes forestiers equatoriaux

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

Maldague, M.E.; Hilger, F.

Year Published

1963

Publication

Soil organisms (ed: Doeksen, van der Drift)

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Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. B.P. Lamberty and A.M. Thompson. 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Crop photosynthesis and the flux of carbon dioxide below the canopyMonteith1964
RATES OF CARBON DIOXIDE EVOLUTION FROM FOREST FLOORWITKAMP, M1966

RATES OF CARBON DIOXIDE EVOLUTION FROM FOREST FLOOR

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

WITKAMP, M

Year Published

1966

Publication

Ecology

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DOI

10.2307/1932992

This article contributed by:

Ecological Society of America

Liberation of CO2 from soil in the pine stands of the Kola peninsulaRepnevskaya, M.A.1967

Liberation of CO2 from soil in the pine stands of the Kola peninsula

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

Repnevskaya, M.A.

Year Published

1967

Publication

SOVIET SOIL SCIENCE

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Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. B.P. Lamberty and A.M. Thompson. 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SOIL RESPIRATION OF TROPICAL VEGETATION TYPESSCHULZE, ED1967

SOIL RESPIRATION OF TROPICAL VEGETATION TYPES

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

SCHULZE, ED

Year Published

1967

Publication

Ecology

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DOI

10.2307/1936509

This article contributed by:

Ecological Society of America

SOIL RESPIRATION AND PRODUCTION OF DRY MATTER IN VARIOUS TROPICAL PLANT COMMUNITIESMEDINA, E1968

SOIL RESPIRATION AND PRODUCTION OF DRY MATTER IN VARIOUS TROPICAL PLANT COMMUNITIES

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

MEDINA, E

Year Published

1968

Publication

BERICHTE DER DEUTSCHEN BOTANISCHEN GESELLSCHAFT

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Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. B.P. Lamberty and A.M. Thompson. 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

CARBON DIOXIDE EVOLUTION FROM FLOOR OF 3 MINNESOTA FORESTSREINERS, WA1968

CARBON DIOXIDE EVOLUTION FROM FLOOR OF 3 MINNESOTA FORESTS

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

REINERS, WA

Year Published

1968

Publication

Ecology

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DOI

10.2307/1934114

This article contributed by:

Ecological Society of America

Carbon dioxide regime in soils of the Krasnoyarsk forest steppeVugakov, P.S.1968

Carbon dioxide regime in soils of the Krasnoyarsk forest steppe

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SRBD

Abstract

No abstract available

Authors

Vugakov, P.S.; Popova, Y.E.P.

Year Published

1968

Publication

SOVIET SOIL SCIENCE

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This article contributed by:

Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. B.P. Lamberty and A.M. Thompson. 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

SOIL CARBON DIOXIDE OUTPUT AND SMALL-SCALE VEGETATION PATTERN IN A CALLUNA HEATHBROWN, A1969
The respiration of the soil beneath some Eucalyptus forest stands as related to the productivity of the standsEllis, R.C.1969

The respiration of the soil beneath some Eucalyptus forest stands as related to the productivity of the stands

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SRBD

Abstract

The respiration of the soil in situ was studied during a period of 15 months in four Eucabpbus stands of diverse physiognomy and productivity. Respiration rates were low in winter, and during periods of drought in summer; they were high in spring, and were stimulated by precipitation during the summer. Although soil respiration rates were not directly related to the organic matter content of the soil, to the amount of litter fall, or, in general, to the productivity of the stands as measured in terms of tree growth, the magnitude of the spring flush of respiration and the levels of respiration that were maintained during periods of summer drought were found to be related to stand productivity. The pattern of variation of the carbon dioxide content of the soil air differed markedly between stands, and there was a positive relationship between the productivity of the stands and the depth in the soil to which biological activity occurred.

Authors

Ellis, R.C.

Year Published

1969

Publication

Australian Journal of Soil Research

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DOI

10.1071/SR9690349

This article contributed by:

Global Database of Soil Respiration Data, Version 3.0. B.P. Lamberty and A.M. Thompson. 2014. Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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