How does the impermanence of soil carbon storage affect Earth’s climate?

In our third webinar of 2022, “Soil carbon durability,” Dr. Susan Crow (University of Hawaii, Manoa) and Dr. Allegra Mayer (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) will discuss how long carbon stays sequestered in soil and how short-term carbon sequestration in soil can affect Earth’s climate.

Time: April 12th 2022, 3:00 PM Eastern.

Allegra Mayer is a postdoc at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she is analyzing the potential contribution of agricultural soil management to help reach the national goal of getting to net-neutral emissions. Generally, her research is oriented toward understanding mechanisms for improved management of food-producing ecosystems to contribute to climate-change mitigation over time.  Allegra completed her Ph.D. in soil carbon biogeochemistry from the Silver Lab at University of California Berkeley with support from the McFarlane group at LLNL as a Lawrence Graduate Research Scholar.

Dr. Susan E. Crow is an Associate Professor of Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department within the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources and an affiliate of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii Manoa.  She studies the natural carbon cycle and human impacts on the soil environment and serves on the state Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force (formerly Carbon Farming Task Force) and the North American Carbon ProgramCarbon Cycle Science Interagency Working Group: Science Leadership Group member.