Special Issue "Soil Carbon and Microbial Processes in Agriculture Ecosystem"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2022 | Viewed by 4502
Interests: root system architecture and functions; root models and simulations; rhizosphere interactions; plant physiology; mycorrhizal technology and applications
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Interests: mycorrhiza; soil microbiology; environmental impacts; LCA
As global warming progresses, there are concerns about the decline in agricultural productivity and soil degradation. On the other hand, the demand for food is increasing as the population grows, and the maintenance and enhancement of soil productivity to support this demand is becoming an important issue at the global level.
Soil carbon, in particular, plays a crucial role not only in the maintenance of soil fertility but also as a global carbon sink. Soil carbon is a complex product resulting from various microbial processes, and it is fragile entity vulnerable to inappropriate human activity and global climate change. Soil microbes with efficient carbon use help reduce carbon losses and increase carbon storage. In this view, it is essential to understand dynamic nature of soil carbon and microbial processes in agricultural ecosystems.
To allow a deeper understanding of the dynamics of soil carbon and microbial processes affecting it, this Special Issue will focus on various aspects of carbon cycling and its related microbial processes in agricultural ecosystem – from the molecular level to regional or global scales. Topics of interest issue include the spatiotemporal dynamics of soil carbon, carbon balance, characteristics of soil organic carbon, carbon dynamics in plant–soil system, and various approaches to management for maintenance of soil carbon and for carbon sequestration.
Dr. Yinglong Chen
Prof. Dr. Masanori Saito
Dr. Etelvino Henrique Novotny
Manuscript Submission Information
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- agriculture ecosystem
- carbon cycling
- carbon flow
- carbon sequestration
- carbon spatiotemporal dynamics
- carbon use efficiency
- green house gas
- global warming
- soil microbial respiration
- soil degradation
- soil management
- soil biota