Global soil organic carbon assessment

Stockmann, Uta; Padarian, José; McBratney, Alex; Minasny, Budiman; de Brogniez, Delphine; Montanarella, Luca; Hong, Suk Young; Rawlins, Barry G.; Field, Damien J.. 2015 Global soil organic carbon assessment. Global Food Security, 6. 9-16.

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Soil carbon is a key component of functional ecosystems and crucial for food, soil, water and energy security. Climate change and altered land-use are having a great impact on soils. The influence of these factors creates a dynamic feedback between soil and the environment. There is a crucial need to evaluate the responses of soil to global environmental change at large spatial scales that occur along natural environmental gradients over decadal timescales. This work provides a suite of new data on global soil change which will uniquely utilize the world’s prior investment in soil data infrastructure. Here we attempt a comprehensive global space–time assessment of soil carbon dynamics in different ecoregions of the world accounting for impacts of climate change and other environmental factors.

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ISSN: 22119124
Date made live: 21 Jan 2016 09:37 +0 (UTC)

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