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Soil, land use and climate change: the role of soil organic carbon

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Soil, land use and climate change: the role of soil organic carbon

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The Global Food and Environment Institute (GFEI) are delighted to invite you to join our December webinar ‘Soil, land use and climate change: the role of soil organic carbon'. This will be a 20 minute webinar presented by Professor Pippa Chapman followed by 10 minutes for Q&A.

This seminar also links timely with World Soil Day (WSD) which is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.

Professor Chapman is Chair in Biogeochemistry at the University of Leeds. Her research activities centre on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystem biogeochemistry and in particular the impact of land management, climate change and atmospheric deposition on carbon and nitrogen cycling in peatlands, organo-mineral soils and agricultural soils.

Climate change has a major impact on soil functions, and changes in land use can either accelerate or slow down climate change. Without healthier soils, we cannot tackle the climate crisis, produce enough food and adapt to a changing climate. In this talk Professor Chapman will give an overview of how understanding the factors that control the cycling and storage of carbon in soil can help us tackle climate change and produce food more sustainably.

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Steven Banwart, Director of Global Food and Environment Institute, University of Leeds.

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