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Data from Table 2, W.M. Post, and K.C. Kwon. 2000.

W.M. Post, and K.C. Kwon. 2000. Soil Carbon Sequestration and Land-Use Change: Processes and Potential. Global Change Biology 6:317-327.

Site history Years since agriculture Soil sample depth (cm) Rate of change
(g m–2 y1)
Reference
MAX AVG
Cool temperate steppe
Cultivated to perennial grass 12 300   110.00 Gebhart et al. (1994)
cultivated to abandoned field 50 10   3.10 Burke et al. (1995)
cultivated to seeded grass 6 5   0.00 Robles & Burke (1998)
cultivated to improved pasture         White et al. (1976)
  russian wildrye 8 7   6.86
  crested wheatgrass 8 7   18.87
  B-I-ALF (full) 8 7   14.01
  B-I-ALF (short) 8 7   34.15
Mine tailing to grass-forb meadow 5 - 80 10 60.00 4.01 Titlyanova et al. (1988)
Coal mine spoil to dry grassland 28 - 40 120   28.20 Anderson (1977)
 
Subtropical moist forest
Cultivated to pasture         Lugo et al. (1986)
  Atlantic 37 18   -16.22
  Caonilas 37 18   -48.65
  Culebrinas 37 18   100.00
  North-west 37 18   8.11
  East 37 18   37.84
  West 37 18   35.14
  South-east 37 18   10.81
  South-west 37 18   67.75
  South 37 18   113.51
  Turabo 37 18   24.32
 
Tropical dry forest
Forest to unimproved pasture 23 10   -17.40 Trumbore et al. (1995)
Forest to improved pasture 23 10   -13.00 Trumbore et al. (1995)
 
Tropical moist forest
Native forest to pasture 10 40   -30.00 Desjardins et al. (1994)
Mature forest cleared to pasture         Neill et al. (1997)
  Purto Velho 7 10   83.18
  Calcaulandia 8 10 342.72 -4.02
  Nova Vida-1 81 10 174.81 15.23
  Nova Vida -2 20 10 115.54 24.10
  Ouro Preto-Benjamin 20 10 -84.13 39.27
  Ouro Preto-lenk 20 10 114.83 2.37
  Vilhena 12 10   91.91
  Purto Velho 7 30   -14.29
  Calcaulandia 8 30 460.00 -90.00
  Nova Vida -1 81 30 410.00 21.85
  Nova Vida - 2 20 30 110.00 59.00
  Ouro Preto-Benjamin 20 30 49.17 74.50
  Ouro Preto-lenk 20 30 134.00 17.00
  Vilhena 12 30   32.50
 
Tropical wet forest
Native forest cleared for pasture         Veldkamp (1995)
  Eutric Hapludand 25 50   -87.20
  Oxic Humitropept 25 50   -6.00
Native forest cleared for pasture         van Dam et al. (1997)
  Andic Humitropept 18 60 142.03 34.93