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Beyer, Lothar; Huyke, Wiebke; Hüttmann, Stephan; Archegova, Inna; Titarenko, Tatiana V (2002): Tab. 1+2+3: Selected principal soil properties in the oil exploitation region of KomiArcticOil (Usinsk) in the Russian tundra [dataset]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Beyer, L et al. (2002): The use of microbial activity indicators for a quality assessment of highly crude oil contaminated soils in the Russian Subpolar Tundra at the Arctic Circle. Polarforschung, 71(1/2), 33-39, hdl:10013/epic.29870.d001

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Oil polluted and not oil polluted soils (crude oil hydrocarbons contents: 20-92500 mg/kg dry soil mass) under natural grass and forest vegetation and in a bog in the Russian tundra were compared in their principal soil ecological parameters, the oil content and the microbial indicators. CFE biomass-C, dehydrogenase and arylsulfatase activity were enhanced with the occurrence of crude oil. Using these parameters for purposes of controlling remediation and recultivation success it is not possible to distinguish bctween promotion of microbial activity by oil carbon or soil organic carbon (SOC). For this reason we think that these parameters are not appropriate to indicate a soil damage by an oil impact. In contrast the metabolie quotient (qC02), calculated as the ratio between soil basal respiration and the SIR biomass-C was adequate to indicate a high crude oil contamination in soil. Also, the ß-glucosidase activity (parameter ß-GL/SOC) was correlated negatively with oil in soil. The indication of a soil damage by using the stress parameter qCO, or the specific enzyme activities (activity/SOC) minimizes the promotion effect of the recent SOC content on microbial parameters. Both biomass methods (SIR, CFE) have technical problems in application for crude oil-contaminated and subarctic soils. CFE does not reflect the low C_mic level of the cold tundra soils. We recommend to test every method for its suitability before any data collection in series as well as application for cold soils and the application of ecophysiological ratios as R_mic/C_mic, C_mic/SOC or enzymatic activity/SOC instead of absolute data.
Latitude: 66.700000 * Longitude: 52.354000
Minimum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.010 m * Maximum DEPTH, sediment/rock: 0.900 m
Vozoy (KomiArcticOil) * Latitude: 66.700000 * Longitude: 52.354000 * Location: Siberia, Russia * Method/Device: Soil profile (SOIL)
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#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1NumberNoBeyer, Lothar
2Sample code/labelSample labelBeyer, Lothar
3DescriptionDescriptionBeyer, Lothar
4HorizonHorizonBeyer, Lothar
5DEPTH, sediment/rockDepth sedmGeocode
6Dry massDry mgBeyer, Lothar
7Carbon, per unit dry mass crude oilOil-Cmg/gBeyer, Lothar
8Carbon, organic, totalTOC%Beyer, Lothar
9Nitrogen, totalTN%Beyer, Lothar
10pHpHBeyer, Lothar
11RespirationRespBeyer, Lotharµg CO2-C/h/g soil dry mass
12Metabolic quotientqCO2Beyer, Lothar
13Carbon availability indexCAIBeyer, Lothar
14Dehydrogenase activity in mass TPF per soil dry massDHA soil dmµg/gBeyer, Lothar
15beta-glucosidase in mass saligenin per soil dry massb-GL soil dmµg/gBeyer, Lothar
16Arginine ammonification in mass NH4-N per soil dry massARG soil dmµg/gBeyer, Lothar
17Arylsulfatase in mass glucose per soil dry massARYL soil dmµg/gBeyer, Lothar
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