Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4133–4153, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4133-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4133–4153, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4133-2021

Data description paper 25 Aug 2021

Data description paper | 25 Aug 2021

Organic matter cycling along geochemical, geomorphic, and disturbance gradients in forest and cropland of the African Tropics – project TropSOC database version 1.0

Sebastian Doetterl et al.

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TropSOC Database. V. 1.0 S. Doetterl, B. Bukombe, M. Cooper, L. Kidinda, D. Muhindo, M. Reichenbach, A. Stegmann, L. Summerauer, F. Wilken, and P. Fiener https://doi.org/10.5880/fidgeo.2021.009

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The African Tropics are hotspots of modern-day land use change and are of great relevance for the global carbon cycle. Here, we present data collected as part of the DFG-funded project TropSOC along topographic, land use, and geochemical gradients in the eastern Congo Basin and the Albertine Rift. Our database contains spatial and temporal data on soil, vegetation, environmental properties, and land management collected from 136 pristine tropical forest and cropland plots between 2017 and 2020.