COBS Update

Ranae Dietzel

Objective of the project

Examine the effect of depth on decomposition without physically controlling the components that make up depth and without creating an artificial environment such as that found inside litter bags.

Use three different C:N ratios - corn roots, fertilized prairie roots, unfertilized prairie roots.

Locations and timing


Before & After

Data collected and to be collected

-Root pool mass and C/N content
-Soil C, N, and POM
-Subplot soil moisture and temperature (to 70 cm)

Brief summary of the recent results

Plans for 2017

Needs for assistance

Potential for collaboration