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Understanding and Fostering Soil Carbon Sequestration (Hardback)

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Soils are known to be an enormous reservoir of carbon and represent an important and dynamic part of the global carbon cycle. However, this reservoir is under constant threat due to a combination of issues, including mismanagement, climate change and intensive agricultural production which has led to depletion of soil organic carbon.



Understanding and fostering soil carbon sequestration reviews the wealth of research on important aspects of soil carbon sequestration, including its potential in mitigating and adapting to climate change and improving global food security. The collection explores our understanding of carbon sequestration in soils, detailing the mechanisms and abiotic factors that can affect the process, as well as the socioeconomic, legal and policy issues that can arise as a result of this use.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgronomy & crop productionNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingSustainable agricultureScience & MathematicsEarth sciencesGeology & the lithosphereSoil science, sedimentology Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited Publication Date: 23/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9781786769695  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Dr Cornelia Rumpel is Director of Research in the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the French National Research Center (CNRS), where she leads a team investigating the fate of organic matter in natural and managed terrestrial ecosystems, including the mechanisms determining soil organic carbon sequestration. Her work deals with temperate and tropical environments and has contributed to the change of several paradigms in this important area. My research focuses on the biogeochemical processes regulating the stabilization, transformation and transport of soil organic carbon under global changes. I am specialized at using biomarkers and compound-specific 13C and 14C analysis to examine organic matter sourcing and processing in soils and fluvial systems. I have published >40 papers as the first or corresponding author in journals including PNAS, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications, Global Change Biology and Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, etc. Dr Cornelia Rumpel is Director of Research in the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the French National Research Center (CNRS), where she leads a team investigating the fate of organic matter in natural and managed terrestrial ecosystems, including the mechanisms determining soil organic carbon sequestration. Her work deals with temperate and tropical environments and has contributed to the change of several paradigms in this important area. Professor in ecosystem ecology Keywords of my research. Processes in terrestrial ecosystems; carbon and nitrogen cycling in agro-ecosystems; systems analysis; soil carbon sequestraton; decomposition; roots; plant nutrition; fertility; modeling Lydie-Stella Koutika is a soil scientist working at Research Centre on Productivity and Sustainability of Industrial Plantations (CRDPI) at Pointe-Noire, Republic of the Congo. She obtained an engineer degree in agronomy with the specialization in soil science and agro chemistry at the Timiriazev Institute at Moscow, Russia in 1991 and a PhD in soil science at the Universite Henri Poincare, (merged to Universite de Lorraine), Nancy, France in 1996. She has been a "Research in Brussels" fellow (2003-2004), an International Rothamsted Research fellow, UK (2009-2010), an international TWAS-ENEA fellow (September 2018-May 2019), Italy and a member of 'The Phosphorus Sustainability Research Coordination, Network (P RCN) University of Arizona. She is a member of Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) of the '4 per 1000' "Soils for food security and climate Initiative" since 2016. She is a laureate of 'African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Scientific Award for Women' (2014) and The World Academy of Science (TWAS) -Al-Kharafi Prize (2018). She has published >45 peer-reviewed journal papers and some book chapters. She is also a novel writer (<12 books) and is strongly dedicated to her catholic faith and to the development of Africa. Inigo Virto is an Agricultural Engineer (1998) with a PhD in Soil Science (2004). He performed predoctoral research stays at the Center for Environmental Sciences (CSIC, 2000), University of California in Davis (2001), and U. of Illinois (2002). Post-doctoral research experience (2005-2007): AgroParisTech, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA, France), and U. Pennsylvania (Dpt. Earth and Environmental Sciences), on different aspects realted to soil organic matter stabilization at different scales. In 2002, he joined the Soil Science group at Universidad Publica de Navarra (UPNA, Pamplona, Spain), as an assistant lecturer. In 2011 he became assistant professor, and got his tenure in 2021. He teaches in the field of Soil Science, Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Biosciencies, and the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at UPNA, and at Master's level at Universitat de Lleida (LLeida, Spain). He collaborates in Master's courses at AgroParisTech and AgroCampus Ouest (France). He leads the research group on Soil Evaluation and Sustainable Management, focused on the study of soil characterization, soil quality assessment and soil functioning at different scales (from the profile to the landscape). At present, the group deveopls projets con climate change adaptation, organic management, soil inventories and on soil organic and inorganic C cycling in agricultural land. He has produced more than 40 publications in indexed journals, book chapters and extension magazines. At present, he is Ass Editor of the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (Wiley). He is also active in scientific outreach activities, especially for Secondary Education, and serves since 2016 as Deputy Head for Internationalization at the College of Agricultural Engineering and Biosciences. Sian Mooney is the fifth dean of the Indiana University Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Her research interests lie in questions related to the use of natural resources and the environment. She is an economist that has worked for many years on topics related to water use in the western United States, endangered species and the impacts of climate change, and producer incentives to engage in soil carbon sequestration. She is also interested in the incentives that scientists face to address complex problems as part of multidisciplinary teams and the role of science information in decision-making.

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