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Physical and chemical properties of soils and carbon pools in global drylands
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Physics chemical and mathematical
Information
Abstract
Soils are key components of drylands, supporting these highly vulnerable ecosystems that cover almost half of global land surface and are home to more than one third of the global population. The latest climatic data available indicate that aridity has increased globally in the last seven decades, and drylands are expected to further expand because of global warming. In this communication, we will present an updated description of the major physical and chemical properties of dryland soils, with special emphasis on organic and inorganic C contents. For this purpose, we used the WISE30sec geo-database, which to the best of our knowledge represents the most recent and detailed global soil inventory currently available. We found that dryland soils store about 650 Pg of organic C and 1200 Pg of inorganic C to 2 m. This information is essential and highly needed to face the challenges of increased population, food security, land degradation, and climate change in global drylands.
International
Si
Congress
TERRA-ENVISION 2018 [https://terraenvision2018.eu/]
960
Place
Barcelona (Spain)
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
CDP08UPM
Start Date
29/01/2018
End Date
02/02/2018
From page
215
To page
215
TERRA-ENVISION. BOOK of Abstracts [https://terraenvision2018.eu/wp-content/uploads/TerraEnVision2018.pdf?x90556]
Participants
  • Autor: Cesar Plaza (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
  • Autor: Claudio Zaccone (University of Foggia, Italy)
  • Autor: Kasia Sawicka (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Mendez Lazaro (UPM)
  • Autor: Ana Maria Tarquis Alfonso (UPM)
  • Autor: Gabriel Gasco Guerrero (UPM)
  • Autor: Edward A.G. Schuur (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Autor: Fernando T. T. Maestre (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Sistemas Complejos
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de Estudios e Investigación para la Gestión de Riesgos Agrarios Medioambientales (CEIGRAM). Centro Mixto UPM-AGROMUTUA-ENESA
  • Departamento: Matemática Aplicada
  • Departamento: Producción Agraria
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