project . 2015 - 2019 . Closed

Controls on the stability of soils and their functioning under land use and climate change

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/M017028/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 766,686 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    30 Jun 2015
    End Date
    01 Feb 2019
Description
Soils provide many functions for humans, including the storage of carbon and nutrient cycling, which are crucial for the production of food and mitigation of climate change. However, there is much concern that soils, and the functions that they provide, are being threatened by a range of pressures, including intensive farming methods and increased frequency of extreme climatic events, such as drought. Not only do these disturbances pose an immediate threat to the functioning of soils, but they could also impair their ability to resist and recover from further stresses that come in the future. Our project will tackle this problem by addressing two general questio...
Description
Soils provide many functions for humans, including the storage of carbon and nutrient cycling, which are crucial for the production of food and mitigation of climate change. However, there is much concern that soils, and the functions that they provide, are being threatened by a range of pressures, including intensive farming methods and increased frequency of extreme climatic events, such as drought. Not only do these disturbances pose an immediate threat to the functioning of soils, but they could also impair their ability to resist and recover from further stresses that come in the future. Our project will tackle this problem by addressing two general questio...
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