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DES Seminar by Tshering Dorji


21 November 2014

Deconstructing the complex interrelationships of soil organic carbon with land use/land cover and other landscape attributes in a montane ecosystem.

Abstract

Deconstructing the complex interrelationships of soil organic carbon (SOC) with environmental attributes is important for better understanding carbon dynamics. A good understanding of these interrelationships does not only make carbon accounting, C budgeting and designing C sequestration strategies easier but also more accurate. However, there are still substantial gaps in our understanding about the complex interrelationships of SOC with environmental attributes. Therefore, the main focus of this research is to deconstruct the complex interrelationships of SOC with land use/land cover (LULC) and landform attributes in a montane ecosystem of Bhutan, Eastern Himalayas. Specifically, the study aims to:

  1. determine the spatial variation of SOC stocks under different LULC types,
  2. investigate the vertical distribution of SOC density down the profiles under different LULC types, altitudinal zones and aspect directions,
  3. elucidate the complex interrelationships of SOC fractions with LULC and landform attributes and examine the aggregate associated OC and its role in soil aggregate stability under different LULC types.

All welcome to atttend.


Time: 4PM

Location: Room 422, Biomedical Building C81, ATP

Contact: Dr Uta Stockmann

Phone: 8627 1147

Email: 41314a4624100e315f55021d36313c2e5000220105310d27585611