Author : Vasenev, V. I. Stoorvogel, J. J. Vasenev,, II
Year : 2013
Title : Urban soil organic carbon and its spatial heterogeneity in comparison with natural and agricultural areas in the Moscow region
Journal : Catena
Comment : This study aims to improve our understanding of urban SOC in comparison with agricultural and natural areas for the Moscow region (Russia). Further analyses proved that the difference can be explained by the so-called “cultural layer”, which is the result of human residential activity and settlement history. So far, most of carbon assessments focus mainly on topsoil. However, ignoring this cultural layermay lead to a considerable underestimation of the SOC stocks.