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Understanding Soil Carbon Science to Identify Strategies for Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

By guest authors Mark A. Bradford (Yale University), Chelsea J. Carey (Point Blue Conservation Science), Daniel A. Kane (Yale University), Emily E. Oldfield (Environmental Defense Fund), Darya Watnick (Yale University), Stephen A. Wood (The Nature Conservancy).

March 2021 Research Review

Although consensus exists on the importance of protecting and restoring agricultural soils to minimize soil erosion, rebuild fertility, improve rural livelihoods, and provide climate-secure food production, there is a strong disagreement among soil scientists about the soil's capacity to sequester meaningful amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. This research review explores this disagreement while providing a vision for moving forward.

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Published Date: 
March 15, 2021