Special Issue "Climate Change Impacts on Soil Processes and Ecosystem"
A special issue of Climate (ISSN 2225-1154).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2022) | Viewed by 1304
Interests: soil fertility; agricultural sustainability; greenhouse gas emissions; soil-plant relationships; N cycling and C sequestration
Soils support all terrestrial life by provision and moderation of ecosystem functions and food and fiber production. Climate change may affect soil processes and therefore ecosystem functions and services on both short and long timescales. The future climate is projected to have changes in temperature and hydrology regimes with increasing frequency in extreme weather events, leading to potential shifts in land use type and intensifying the need for mitigation and adaptation strategies for agriculture. In recent years, land management practices such as cover crop, manure, compost and biochar, reduced tillage, and drip irrigation have been used to increase soil productivity and general soil health, as well as to enhance the sustainability and climate change resilience of ecosystems. However, the complex interactions between these management practices and soil processes, and the contribution of these interactions to climate change must be evaluated for how well they perform under present conditions and future climate analogs. This special issue welcomes studies on the drivers, mechanisms and significance of different soil processes as affected by land management and climate change, as well as the strategies to mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.
Dr. Xia Zhu-Barker
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- Climate change
- greenhouse gas emissions
- nitrogen cycles
- carbon sequestration
- land management, soil processes, modeling, sustainability and resilience, ecosystem function and services