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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-115
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2022-115
 
23 May 2022
23 May 2022

Semantics about soil organic carbon storage: DATA4C+, a comprehensive thesaurus and classification of management practices in agriculture and forestry

Kenji Fujisaki1, Tiphaine Chevallier2, Antonio Bispo1, Jean-Baptiste Laurent3,4, François Thévenin5, Lydie Chapuis-Lardy2,6, Rémi Cardinael3,7,8, Christine Le Bas1, Vincent Freycon9,10, Fabrice Bénédet9,10, Vincent Blanfort11,12, Michel Brossard2, Marie Tella13,14, and Julien Demenois3,15,16 Kenji Fujisaki et al.
  • 1INRAE, InfoSol, 45075, Orléans, France
  • 2UMR Eco&Sols, IRD, INRAE, CIRAD, Institut Agro, Univ Montpellier, Montpellier, France
  • 3AIDA, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
  • 4CIRAD, UPR AIDA, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
  • 5Société Khaméos
  • 6LMI IESOL, Dakar, Sénégal
  • 7CIRAD, UPR AIDA, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 8Department of Plant Production Sciences and Technologies, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 9Forêts & Sociétés, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
  • 10CIRAD, UPR Forêts & Sociétés, F-34398 Montpellier, France
  • 11SELMET
  • 12CIRAD, SELMET
  • 13US Analyses, Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
  • 14CIRAD, US Analyses, 34398 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
  • 15CIRAD, UPR AIDA, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica
  • 16CATIE, Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Turrialba 30501, Costa Rica

Abstract. Identifying the drivers of soil organic carbon (SOC) stock changes is of utmost importance to contribute to global challenges like climate change, land degradation, biodiversity loss or food security. Evaluating the impacts of land-use and management practices in agriculture and forestry on SOC is still challenging. Merging datasets or making databases interoperable is a promising way but still with several semantic challenges. So far, a comprehensive thesaurus and classification of management practices in agriculture and forestry is lacking, especially while focussing on SOC storage. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to present a first comprehensive thesaurus for management practices driving SOC storage (DATA4C+). The DATA4C+ thesaurus contains 226 classified and defined terms related to land management practices in agriculture and forestry. It is organized as a hierarchical tree reflecting the drivers of SOC storage. It is oriented to be used by scientists in agronomy, forestry and soil sciences with the aim of uniformizing the description of practices influencing SOC in their original research. It is accessible in Agroportal (http://agroportal.lirmm.fr/ontologies/DATA4CPLUS) to enhance its findability, accessibility, interoperability and re-use by scientists and others such as laboratories or land managers. Future uses of the DATA4C+ thesaurus will be crucial to improve and enrich it, but also to raise the quality of meta-analyses on SOC, and ultimately help policy-makers to identify efficient agricultural and forest management practices to enhance SOC storage.

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  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-115', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Julien Demenois, 24 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-115', Jonathan Sanderman, 20 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Julien Demenois, 25 Nov 2022

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Identifying the drivers of soil organic carbon (SOC) stock changes is of utmost importance to contribute to global challenges. Evaluating the impacts of management practices in agriculture and forestry on SOC is still challenging. Merging datasets is a promising way with several semantic challenges. So far, a comprehensive thesaurus of management practices in agriculture and forestry was lacking. This paper presents a first comprehensive thesaurus for management practices driving SOC storage.