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Research Project: Increasing the Productivity and Resilience to Climate Variability of Agricultural Production Systems in the Upper Midwest U.S. while Reducing Negative Impact on the Environment

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

Title: CO2 emission and its interface with soil organic matter: A multidisciplinary vision

item LA SCALA, NEWTON JR. - Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
item MARTINEZ, ALEXANDRE - Universidade De Sao Paulo
item Spokas, Kurt

Submitted to: Soil Organic Matter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/10/2022
Publication Date: 4/18/2023
Citation: La Scala, N., Martinez, A.S., Spokas, K.A. 2023. CO2 emission and its interface with soil organic matter: A multidisciplinary vision. In:Bettiol, W., Silva, C.A., Martin-Neto, C.E.P., de Andrade, C.A., editors. Soil Organic Matter.Embrapa, Brazillia, Brazil. p. 297-316.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This chapter evaluates the abiotic controls of organic matter mineralization in the soil environment. While soil carbon comprises only a small fraction of earth’s soil (typically less than 10% by mass), it plays a significant role in the global carbon cycle. This chapter will provide a detailed summary of known influences on soil microbial mineralization rates such as temperature, soil moisture, carbon source, as well as soil physical states. Additionally, we will examine the influence of soil management decisions (crop rotation and tillage management) on means to increase soil carbon stocks.