When does increased soil C storage yield net removal of greenhouse gases?

In Webinar 3 we ask how soil carbon storage impacts net greenhouse removal from the atmosphere. In particular, we will explore how practices that increase soil organic carbon impact nitrous oxide emissions. We will hear case studies from France by Claire Chenu (INRAE) and the U.S. Midwest by Jane Johnson (USDA-ARS).

Time: August 17th, 3:00 PM Eastern.

Dr. Claire Chenu is Research Director at INRAE and professor of soil science at Agroparistech. Her research deals with soil organic matter which provides essential ecosystem services and is essential to adaptation to and mitigation of climate change via carbon sequestration. She is very involved in the science-policy-practice interface and in awareness raising activities on soils. She has been nominated Special Ambassador of soils in 2015 by the FAO. She chairs the scientific technical and innovation national network of soil experts Rnest Sol, and is vice chair of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the 4 per 1000 initiative. In 2019, she was the EGU soil science medallist and received the Inra Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dr. Jane Johnson is a Scientist and Research Leader for the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Morris, Minnesota. She is widely recognized for her research integrating sustainable crop residue removal, C sequestration and GHG mitigation. She has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy and was appointed as a U.S. Co-Chair to the Global Research Alliance, an international body that advances research to reduce the emissions intensity of agricultural production systems.

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