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The Ecology of Soil Carbon: Pools, Vulnerabilities, and Biotic and Abiotic Controls

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The Ecology of Soil Carbon: Pools, Vulnerabilities, and Biotic and Abiotic Controls

October 5, 2017

Authors:
Robert Jackson, Kate Lajtha, Susan E. Crow, Gustaf Hugelius, Marc G. Kramer, Gervasio Piñeiro

The land under our feet and the plant matter it contains could offset a significant amount of carbon emissions if managed properly. More research is needed to unlock soil’s potential to mitigate global warming, improve crop yields and increase resilience to extreme weather.