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Dynamics of carbon sequestration and stabilisation in a long-term agricultural trial

Title OriginalDynamics of carbon sequestration and stabilisation in an agricultural long-term trial
Abstract

Soil and soil organic matter (SOM) are the most important terrestrial sinks for atmospheric CO2. Smart agricultural practices are discussed as effective options to mitigate climate change by increasing the amount of SOM and thereby removing CO2 from the atmosphere. However, several questions remain unclear in the context of carbon sequestration and stabilization in soils. Therefore, it is important to understand how SOM in agricultural systems is processed, how fast it ends up in different functional pools and how long and how much can be sequestered in which pool. Our project will shed light on the sequestration, stabilization and dynamic perspective of SOM in an agriculturally managed long-term trial in Switzerland (DOK trial).

Financing/ Donor
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - National Research Programmes (NRPs)
(Research) Program
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) - National Research Programmes (NRPs)
Project partners
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
  • Prof. Dr. Sönke Szidat
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Project coordination and implementation

Research area
FiBL project number 10125
Date modified 12.11.2019
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