Soil carbon saturation:

do soils have a carbon storage limit, and if so, what controls it?

In our second webinar of 2022, Dr. Katerina Georgiou (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) and Ph.D. candidate Maura Slocum (Univ. of Pennsylvania) will address the question of whether soils have a finite capacity to store organic carbon and discuss the factors that determine soil carbon storage capacity.

Time: March 15 2022, 3:00 pm Eastern.

Katerina Georgiou is a Lawrence Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Her research seeks to understand the environmental controls of soil carbon dynamics and how soil carbon storage responds to changes in temperature and plant inputs across spatiotemporal scales. Prior to joining LLNL, she was a USDA Postdoctoral Fellow in Earth System Science at Stanford University. Dr. Georgiou received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley as a NSF and DOE Graduate Fellow, working jointly with the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Maura Slocum is a PhD candidate in Earth Science at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BS in Natural Environmental Science from the University of Mary Washington before serving in Senegal, West Africa with the Peace Corps. Her dissertation project explores carbon stabilization and cycling in African Dark Earths.