The Potential for Soil Carbon Sequestration

The largest terrestrial carbon pool is contained in soils. Carbon stored in soils plays a number of important roles, including keeping carbon out of the atmosphere and improving moisture and nutrient retention.

Luke Nave
University of Michigan Biological Station

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Soil carbon sequestration and its importance.

Definitions, origins, and sequestration mechanisms of soil carbon.

Identifying factors, including management practices, that increase or decrease soil carbon sequestration.

Appreciate that much remains to be learned about soil carbon sequestration.