Ecological Archives E088-084-A1

Noah Fierer, Mark A. Bradford, and Robert B. Jackson. 2007. Towards an ecological classification of soil bacteria. Ecology 88:1354–1364.

Appendix A. Soil and site characteristics for all samples included in the cross-site study. All sites are located within the United States. The average C mineralization rate is the average rate measured over the course of a 50 d incubation (see Methods).

Soil code

Location

Latitude (oN)

Longitude (oW)

Elevation (m)

Dominant plant species

MAT (oC)

MAP (mm)

Organic C (%)

Texture class

pH

Average C mineralization rate
(µg C-CO2·g soil-1·d-1)

BB1

Bear Brook, ME

44.9

68.1

400

Picea rubens

6.1

1200

12.8

sandy loam

4.3

5.6

BB2

Bear Brook, ME

44.9

68.1

400

Fagus grandifolia, Acer rubrum,
Acer saccharum,
Betula alleghaniensis

6.1

1200

5.2

sandy loam

4.6

2.2

BF1

Bousson Forest, PA

41.6

80.1

390

Acer saccharum, Fagus grandifolia,
Prunus serotina

7.8

1000

6.4

loam

4.1

7.0

BF2

Bousson Forest, PA

41.6

80.1

390

Acer saccharum, Fagus grandifolia,
Prunus serotina

7.8

1000

9.5

loam

3.6

8.7

BP1

Badlands National Park, SD

43.8

102.4

1000

Agropyron smithii, Schizachyrium scoparium

6.6

450

3.1

silt loam

7.5

2.7

BZ1

Bonanza Creek LTER, AK

64.8

148.3

300

Picea glauca

-2.9

260

3

silt loam

5.1

4.2

BZ2

Bonanza Creek LTER, AK

64.8

148.3

300

Picea glauca

-2.9

260

3

silt loam

5.2

8.1

BZ3

Bonanza Creek LTER, AK

64.8

148.3

300

Picea glauca

-2.9

260

3.7

silt loam

5.4

10.0

CA1

Cedar Mtn., AZ

36.1

111.8

2003

Pinus edulis

10.3

400

1.7

silt loam

7.3

2.3

CA2

Cedar Mtn., AZ

36.1

111.8

2003

Juniperus monosperma

10.3

400

2.2

silt loam

8

1.6

CC1

Cedar Creek LTER, MN

45.4

93.2

110

Carex muhlenbergii, Andropogon gerardii,
Poa pratensis,
Schizachyrium scoparium

5.8

720

1.9

sand

6.1

4.2

CF1

Catskills, NY

42.2

74.3

800

Acer saccharum, Fagus grandifolia,
Acer rubrum

5.3

1300

2.6

loam

3.9

2.3

CF2

Catskills, NY

41.9

74.4

800

Fagus grandifolia, Betula alleghaniensis,
Acer saccharum

5.3

1300

4.1

sandy loam

3.6

3.0

CF3

Catskills, NY

42.1

74.1

800

Tsuga canadensis

5.3

1300

4.3

silt loam

3.6

2.7

CL1

Calhoun Experimental Forest, SC

34.6

81.7

150

Quercus spp., Carya spp.,
Acer rubrum

15.9

1250