C sequestration in agricultural soils contributes to the achievement of the climate objectives (e.g. COP-21"s "4 per 1000" initiative). Reliable methodologies are needed to assess the soil C sequestration potential of agricultural lands in different management, soil and climate conditions. Simulation models extrapolate C dynamics from current knowledge in both time and space. This is difficult when soil is covered by vegetation, for the continuous input of plant residues and root exudates, and the influence of plants on soil water and
temperature dynamics. Long-term bare fallow (LTBF) experiments offer ideal conditions to test models simulating soil organic C dynamics.
The aim is to assess the ability of a set of models to simulate soil C dynamics on LTBF experiments, with particular reference to recalcitrant pools.
|Title of host publication||6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|Event||6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter - Harpenden, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Sep 2017 → 7 Sep 2017
|Conference||6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter|
|Period||3/09/17 → 7/09/17|