Blanco, Juan A. (2018): Managing Forest Soils for Carbon Sequestration. Insights From Modeling Forests Around the Globe
Blanco, Juan A. (2018): Managing Forest Soils for Carbon Sequestration. Insights From Modeling Forests Around the Globe. In : Soil Management and Climate Change: Elsevier, pp. 237–252.
"Soil carbon (C), a fundamental component of soil organic matter (SOM), is commonly recognized as one of the key parameters of soil quality. It has been linked to ecosystem productivity because it is a sensitive indicator for monitoring programs. It is a critical pool in the carbon cycle, and through its influence on many fundamental biological and chemical processes, it plays a pivotal role in nutrient release and availability. Through its role in soil aggregation, it influences soil porosity and thus gas exchange reactions and water storage and availability for plants and microorganisms. However, several processes can deplete or alter SOM in different ways (acid rain, atmospheric deposition, fire, intensive harvesting, etc.)."