MSCA--Increases biomass production and soil organic carbon stocks with innovative cropping systems under climate change

Projekter: ProjektForskning

Se relationer på Aarhus Universitet


Achieving climate-smart sustainable agriculture is one of humanity’s grand challenges, because there are some potential conflicts between climate change and biomass. The global demands for biomass production are expected to grow substantially by the end of this century, particularly with the increasing demands for non-fossil energy and materials. To meet the growing requirements for food, fiber and bioenergy, people have been seeking ways to increase biomass production in sustainable agriculture systems, such as optimized cropping systems. However, before unrolling the concept of optimized cropping systems on larger areas, it is critical to gain a better understanding of biomass production and soil carbon stocks due to the pressing challenges from climate change.

Many questions associated with optimized cropping systems remain unresolved: (1) Can we increase both soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks and biomass production simultaneously in intensive agricultural systems? (2) How can we protect SOC with accelerated climate warming and intensified cropping systems? and (3) What are the main factors affecting SOC decomposition in the complex intensive agricultural systems? These questions will be investigated during this PhD study.

The overarching objective is to explore and reveal the determining factors that protect and increase SOC stocks while increasing biomass production with innovative cropping systems under climate change.
StatusIkke startet
Effektiv start/slut dato01/05/202030/04/2022


  • Soil microbial extracellular enzymes, Soil microbial biology, Lab incubation, Soil carbon stocks, Meta-analysis, Yield production

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