Curtin University research has provided new insights to support more effective management of soil carbon in a bid to help combat global greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
The research, published overnight in the journal Nature Geoscience, showed that the amount of carbon in the soil, its composition and its vulnerability to loss at any location is controlled by a range of factors that can differ at the local, regional and continental scales.
Soil carbon management is important because it is both a source of carbon to the atmosphere as well as a potential sink. Soil can be used to store carbon that has been released into the atmosphere from other human activities, making it an important weapon to fight climate change…
SOURCE: Curtin University research. “Soil carbon holds the key to combating climate change.” Open Forum, June 7, 2019.
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