C-MIP: An international model inter-comparison simulating organic carbon dynamics in bare fallow soils

Roberta Farina, Fiona Ehrhardt, Gianni Bellocchi, Claire Chenu, Jean-Francois Soussana, Mira Blauer, Mohamed Abdalla, Lorenzo Brilli, Bidisha Chakrabarti, Hugues Clivot, M de Antoni, Claudia Di Bene, Cristopher D. Dorich, Fabien Ferchaud, Nuala Fitton, Rosa Francaviglia, Uwe Franko, Brian Grant, Bertrand Guenet, Matthew T HarrisonMiko Kirschbaum, Katrin Kuka, Aleksi Lehtonen, Raphaël Martin, Elizabeth Anne Meier, Lorenzo Menichetti, Laura Mula, Claas Nendel, Susanne Rolinski, Joanna Sharp, Anita Shepherd, Ward N Smith, Val Snow, Arezoo Taghizadeh-Toosi, Elena Tsutskikh, Qing Zhang, Sylvie Recous

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Abstract

Introduction
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.

Objectives
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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
Pages24
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter - Harpenden, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20177 Sep 2017

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityHarpenden
Period3/09/177/09/17

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