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Soil Carbon Sequestration Impacts on Global Climate Change and Food Security
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 11 June 2004
The carbon sink capacity of the world's agricultural and degraded soils is 50 to 66% of the historic carbon loss of 42 to 78 gigatons of carbon. The rate of soil organic carbon sequestration withExpand
Soil carbon sequestration to mitigate climate change
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 November 2004
The increase in atmospheric concentration of CO2 by 31% since 1750 from fossil fuel combustion and land use change necessitates identification of strategies for mitigating the threat of the attendantExpand
Soil structure and management: a review
Abstract Soil structure exerts important influences on the edaphic conditions and the environment. It is often expressed as the degree of stability of aggregates. Aggregation results from theExpand
Carbon emission from farm operations.
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environment international
  • 1 September 2004
TLDR
The available information on energy use in farm operations, and its conversion into carbon equivalent (CE) is a synthesis of the available information and shows that an output/input ratio, expressed either as gross or net output of C, must be >1 and has an increasing trend over time. Expand
Carbon sequestration
  • R. Lal
  • Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 2007
TLDR
Biotic and abiotic C sequestration options have specific nitches, are complementary, and have potential to mitigate the climate change risks. Expand
Soil erosion and the global carbon budget.
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environment international
  • 1 July 2003
TLDR
Soil erosion has a strong impact on the global C cycle and this component must be considered while assessing theglobal C budget and adoption of conservation-effective measures may reduce the risks of C emission and sequester C in soil and biota. Expand
Forest soils and carbon sequestration
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science
  • 10 December 2005
Soils in equilibrium with a natural forest ecosystem have high carbon (C) density. The ratio of soil:vegetation C density increases with latitude. Land use change, particularly conversion toExpand
Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry includes research from selected international authors and institutions that consider land use management to be an important aspect in the context of climateExpand
Soil degradation by erosion
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 November 2001
Soil degradation by accelerated erosion is a serious problem and will remain so during the 21st century, especially in developing countries of the tropics and subtropics. Yet, its extent, severity,Expand
Carbon Sequestration in Dryland Ecosystems
  • R. Lal
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Environmental management
  • 2 February 2004
Drylands occupy 6.15 billion hectares (Bha) or 47.2% of the world’s land area. Of this, 3.5 to 4.0 Bha (57%–65%) are either desertified or prone to desertification. Despite the low soil organicExpand
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