Importance of inorganic carbon in sequestering carbon in soils of the dry regions uri icon


  • The world?s most populated ecoregions in the tropics are also the regions where there is a high risk of natural resources and environmental degradation. The consequencesof this degradation are severe soil degradation, contamination of surface and ground waters and emission ofgreenhouse gases from the soil into the atmosphere. Human activities, driven by socio-economic, political and cultural factors that exacerbate gaseous emissions,include conversion of lands under forest and natural vegetation to agriculture and other uses, biomass burning, lack of nutrient inputs under subsistence agricultureand draining of wetlands1

publication date

  • 2003