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By Eric J. Roose, Rattan Lal, Christian Feller, Bernard Barthes, Bobby A. Stewart

As well as depleting food valuable for fit vegetation, soil erosion procedures can impact the carbon stability of agroecosystems, and hence impression international warming. whereas the value and severity of soil erosion are good documented, fluxes of eroded carbon are not often quantified. the main whole, nonpartisan resource of knowledge on hand at the present time in this subject, "Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics" brings jointly a various crew of papers and information from the views of world-renowned sedimentologists, soil scientists, and agronomists to solve even if soil erosion on carbon is a priceless or harmful approach. This publication collects quantitative info on eroded carbon fluxes from the size of the rural plot to that of enormous basins and oceans. It quantifies the value of eroded carbon for various soil administration practices in comparison to basic carbon sequestration and discusses the destiny of the eroded carbon and even if it's a resource or sink for atmospheric CO2. ultimately, the publication bargains info reflecting the effect of soil erosion on soil, water, and air caliber. different very important subject matters comprise solubilization, the choice of mineralization charges, carbon move, and sediment deposition, in addition to carbon dioxide emissions, international warming capability, and the consequences of soil erosion at the international carbon cycle and carbon funds. in keeping with the 1st symposium of the overseas colloquium Land makes use of, Erosion and Carbon Sequestration held in Montpellier, France, "Soil Erosion and Carbon Dynamics" offers information that hyperlinks soil erosion to the worldwide carbon cycle and elucidates the destiny of eroded carbon at scales starting from plot to watershed.

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7; Robert, 2001). Different scenarios are possible based on either increasing C inputs, decreasing C losses, or some combination of both. In order to increase C inputs, it is necessary to increase biomass (vegetation and or organic residues). To decrease loss, it is necessary to decrease or eliminate tillage practices and at the same time to cover the soil with mulch. In this way, losses of C by both mineralization and erosion are reduced. S. has developed conservation tillage in which the soil is covered with a minimum of 30% of crop residue mulch.

Climatic change 2001. Synthesis report. A contribution of Working Groups I, II, and III to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change. Watson and the Core Writing Team, Eds. 8°C (and even higher increase for the northern latitudes). 2). 2 Variation of the atmospheric concentration of the main greenhouse gas. (From IPCC, 2001. Climatic change 2001. Synthesis report. A contribution of Working Groups I, II, and III to the third assessment report of the Intergovernmental panel on climate change.

Conservation agriculture (First World meeting in 2001 in Madrid) has more strict principles: no soil tillage and permanent soil cover either by mulch or cover crops, which implies direct sowing. The French institute CIRAD has developed very diverse agronomic systems adapted for different cropping systems (Capillon and Seguy, 2002). 4 MAIN CHALLENGES TO SOIL C SEQUESTRATION Carbon sequestration in soil is important considering projected climatic change and the Kyoto protocol (Rosenzweig and Hillel, 2000), and links exist with other international conventions (on biodiversity or desertification).

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