Carbon Cycle and Climate Change: Adaptation and Mitigation in Land Ecosystems
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2023) | Viewed by 12000
Interests: carbon balance in grassland and tundra ecosystems; impact of management on carbon sequestration; stress physiology; carbon allocation in plant-soil system
The approval of the 1.5 °C warming target by the Glasgow Climate Pact in COP26 rises the importance of the adaptation of negative emission technologies. By now, the only efficient mechanism which the humanity possess for the removal of the CO2 from the atmosphere is to rely on natural C sinks. Sequestration of carbon in land ecosystems is thus one of the major climate mitigation options. It requires the conservation of carbon stocks, vegetation and soil, and their potentiation through appropriate management strategies. In this sense, mitigation and adaptation capacities are intimately linked. Climate change and anthropogenic pressure impact land ecosystems, affect the carbon uptake and carbon emissions as well as the sink–source relationships in terms of carbon transfer, often weakening the capacity of the system to store carbon. On the other hand, sustainable soil and forest management, the restoration of degraded lands, sustainable agricultural practices, agroforestry, extension and management of urban green, and the protection and restoration of peatlands and wetlands can help the ecosystems to withstand the accelerated environmental variation and contribute to the final achievement of the ambitious 1.5 °C goal.
This Special Issue will highlight the capacity of different land ecosystems, natural, semi-natural, and anthropogenic, to store C under the climate change conditions, will underline the mechanisms of ecosystems’ positive and negative responses, and will review the impact of different management strategies on C sequestration capacity in vegetation and soil compartments. We welcome original research papers and reviews conducted from plot, ecosystem, to regional scale, based on experimental, theoretical, and modeling approaches.
Dr. Olga Gavrichkova
Dr. Viacheslav Vasenev
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- Carbon balance
- CO2 uptake
- CO2 emissions
- Carbon allocation
- Impact of global changes
- Land use change
- New assessment tools