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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 382-392
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.043


Quantifying the Stock of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Different Land Uses: An Overview
Mehraj Ud Din Khanday1*, J.A. Wani, D. Ram1 and Rukhsana Jan2
1Division of Soil Science, SKUAST-K, Srinagar-190025, India
2Division of Agronomy, SKUAST-K, Srinagar-190025, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

International efforts to mitigate human-caused changes in the Earth’s climate are considering a system of incentives that would encourage specific changes in land use that can help to reduce the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide. The two primary land-based activities that would help to minimize atmospheric carbon dioxide are carbon storage in the terrestrial biosphere and the efficient substitution of biomass fuels and bio-based products for fossil fuels and energy-intensive products. These two activities have very different land requirements and different implications for the preservation of biodiversity and the maintenance of other ecosystem services. Carbon sequestration potential of soils in reduced clearing of primary ecosystems has attained substantial importance in modern agricultural farming systems apart from climate change adaptation. The adoption of diverse management strategies of carbon sequestration in croplands, grasslands etc., may provide potential estimation of carbon sequestration potential. Research needs to be done to identify both horizontal and vertical agricultural technologies that restore carbon pools and soil quality and create tools to measure, monitor and verify soil-carbon pools and fluxes of greenhouse gas emissions.


Keywords: Carbon Sequestration, Aggregation,Clay fraction,Green house.
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Mehraj ud din Khanday, J.A. Wani, D. Ram and Rukhsana Jan. 2017. Quantifying the Stock of Soil Carbon Sequestration in Different Land Uses: An OverviewInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 382-392. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.043