TABLE 1.

Descriptions of sampling sites, soil pHs, and kinetic values of methane oxidationa

Location or time and soil samplePositionSoil type, German classification (corresponding FAOc soil group)Land use or plant coverpHVmax(app)a0sKm(app)
Eiterfeld
    E 2050°45.406′N, 9°49.721′EParabraunerde (Luvisol)Farmland (wintergrain)7.60.00
    E 33a50°45.252′N, 9°48.678′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic Luvisol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp.)6.60.940.6337
    E 33b50°45.243′N, 9°48.675′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic Luvisol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp.)5.10.080.316
    E L450°44.991′N, 9°48.371′EPararendzina (Leptosol)Meadow, scattered with Pinus sylvestris, sampling point from meadow5.70.250.5012
    E L4P50°44.990′N, 9°48.374′EPararendzina (Leptosol)Meadow, scattered with Pinus sylvestris, sampling point under Pinus sylvestris5.90.130.379
    E L550°45.034′N, 9°48.496′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic Luvisol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp., Prunus sp.)5.20.110.1029
    E L650°45.002′N, 9°48.400′EPararendzina (Leptosol)Meadow6.20.450.4126
    E W750°43.654′N, 9°43.654′ERendzina (Leptosol)Meadow7.20.01
    E 5FB50°43.461′N, 9°47.118′ERendzina (Leptosol)Mixed forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp., scattered Pinus sylvestris)7.53.111.3656
    E 5FL50°43.463′N, 9°47.081′ERendzina (Leptosol)Mixed forest (Pinus sylvestris, Larix decidua, scattered Fagus sylvatica)6.20.480.10114
    E 26F50°43.023′N, 9°48.501′EParabraunerde (Luvisol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus sp.)4.90.070.0821
    E 26W50°43.010′N, 9°48.507′EParabraunerde (Luvisol)Pasture5.90.240.0878
    E 26A50°43.008′N, 9°48.504′EParabraunerde (Luvisol)Farmland (wintergrain)6.60.040.0617
    E 56A50°42.971′N, 9°45.506′EPseudogley (Stagnic Gleysol)Farmland (rape)6.90.010.0312
    E 56W50°42.971′N, 9°45.506′EPseudogley (Stagnic Gleysol)Pasture5.60.110.328
    E 56F50°42.960′N, 9°45.423′EPseudogley (Stagnic Gleysol)Mixed forest (Pinus sylvestris, Larix decidua, Fagus sylvatica, Quercus rubra, Populus tremula)4.60.160.459
Gerold
    GE BWN47°28.950′N, 11°11.967′ENot determinedMeadow5.80.510.6718
    GE BF47°28.950′N, 11°11.967′ENot determinedMixed forest (Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies)6.80.800.7327
Welschnofen/ Völser Aicha
    WO DFH46°25.342′N, 11°36.030′ENot determinedConiferous forest (Picea abies, Pinus cembra, Larix decidua)5.61.551.7422
    VA DFT46°29.204′N, 11°29.324′ENot determinedMixed forest (Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies)4.41.116.414
    VA DWT6°29.294′N, 11°29.318′ENot determinedMeadow6.80.770.6430
Marburg, MF51°00.000′N, 9°50.625′EBraunerde (Cambisol)Mixed forest (Fagus sylvatica, Quercus robur)4.01.265.086
Bad Bentheim/ Denekamp
    BB NH51°21.505′N, 7°04.285′EPodsole (Podzol)Heathland (Calluna vulgaris)4.60.080.248
    BB NNW51°21.383′N, 7°04.267′EPodsole (Podzol)Coniferous forest (Pinus sylvestris)4.30.060.324
    BB WNWb51°21.104′N, 7°06.169′EPodsole (Podzol)Coniferous forest (Pinus sylvestris)3.90.010.162
    BB WAS51°21.004′N, 7°06.190′EPodsole (Podzol)Farmland (closed for 0.5 yr)5.60.250.1158
Göttingen
    G 15F51°33.974′N, 10°0.657′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic Luvisol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, scattered Tilia platiphyllos, Acer pseudoplatanus)7.70.950.3960
    G 15W51°33.971′N, 10°0.645′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic Luvisol)Meadow7.30.390.05196
    G 15Ab51°33.964′N, 10°0.655′EPseudogley Parabraunerde (Gleyic, Luvisol)Farmland (wintergrain)7.80.050.0338
    G 13FH51°31.096′N, 10°2.171′ERendzina (Leptosol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus excelsior, Acer platanoides)7.10.930.23100
    G 44W51°30.411′N, 10°1.154′ERendzina (Leptosol)Meadow7.81.221.5120
    G 44F51°30.423′N, 10°1.167′ERendzina (Leptosol)Deciduous forest (Fagus sylvatica, Fraxinus excelsior)8.02.391.0058