2019 AGU session on deep soil carbon

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Monday, June 24, 2019 - 09:00 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 09:00

We are organizing a session at AGU on "Controls, dynamics, and responses of deep soil carbon to land use and climate change". 

Please consider submitting an abstract if you think your research would be a good fit. We welcome abstracts that explore the dynamics and controls on deep soil carbon and are especially interested in abstracts contributing to understanding (1) the dynamics of deep soil carbon, (2) responses to land use and climate change, and (3) microbial, mineralogical and landscape controls on deep soil carbon storage and distribution. 

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm19/prelim.cgi/Session/76241

The abstract deadline is just under six weeks: July 31st.

We hope you can join us at the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting, back at the Moscone Center in San Francisco (9-13 December). 

Kathleen Lohse, Idaho State University
Jim Tang, The Ecosystems Center, MBL
Ashlee Dere, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Steve Banwart, University of Leeds

Session Title: Controls, dynamics, and responses of deep soil carbon to land use and climate change 

Soil carbon (C) is a source of large uncertainty in both C cycling and global climate models owing to challenges in upscaling often highly spatially and temporally heterogeneous soil C. In particular, deep soil carbon is an important component regulating the process and functioning of the critical zone between bedrock and the aboveground ecosystems. However, controls on C stabilization and destabilization remain poorly understood and understudied. A growing number of studies are beginning to quantify deep (>0.5 m) soil C storage and its dynamic change, associated biological activity and microbial communities, and sensitivities to climate and land use change. We solicit contributions that explore the dynamics and controls on deep soil carbon and are especially interested in abstracts contributing to understanding (1) the dynamics of deep soil carbon, (2) responses to land use and climate change, and (3) microbial, mineralogical and landscape controls on deep soil carbon storage and distribution.

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