Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon

Extended abstracts

In January 2017, the GSOC17 Organizing Committee launched a call for extended abstract to be considered for presentation during the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon. The guidelines (Extended abstract template) provided details such as format, length and language requirements. The abstracts focused on the GSOC17 main themes:

  1. Measuring, mapping, monitoring and reporting SOC;
  2. Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks (fostering SOC sequestration) for climate change mitigation and adaptation, and Land Degradation Neutrality;
  3. Managing SOC in soils with a) high SOC - peatlands, permafrost, and black soils b) grasslands, and livestock production systems and c) in dryland soils.

Over 130 extended abstracts were received by the closure of the ‘Open Call’ and reviewed by the GSOC17 Scientific Committee, composed by leading experts from ITPS, UNCCD-SPI and IPCC. The Scientific Committee assessed the submitted abstracts based on the innovative nature and contribution to the objectives of GSOC17, quality of methodology and analytical rigor, policy relevance, and relevance for application or scale up of the results, endeavoring to maintain regional and gender balance. More than 90 abstracts were selected for oral presentations and over 35 for poster presentations. Authors of accepted abstracts were notified and details for oral and poster presentations were provided. The selected posters were displayed in the FAO Atrium in the framework of the GSOC17 knowledge fair and were presented during the poster session that took place on the 22nd of March in the afternoon.

The abstracts of all scientific presentations held during the GSOC17 can be find in The Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017.

Theme 1: Monitoring, mapping, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of SOC

Theme 1: Monitoring, mapping, measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of SOC

  1. Strength and weaknesses of a bottom up approach in estimating soil organic carbon: an experience in the varied Italian scenery – I. Vinci, F. Fumanti, P. Giandon, S. Obber
  2. GlobalSoilMap for Soil Organic Carbon Mapping and as a Basis for Global Modeling – Dominique Arrouays, Budiman Minasny, Alex. B. McBratney, Mike Grundy, Neil McKenzie, James Thompson, Alessandro Gimona, Suk Young Hong, Scott Smith, Alfred Hartemink, Songchao Chen, Manuel P. Martin, Vera Leatitia Mulder, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Inakwu Odeh, José Padarian,Glenn Lelyk Laura Poggio, Igor Savin, Vladimir Stolbovoy, Yiyi Sulaeman, Dedi Nursyamsi, Gan-Lin Zhang, Mogens H. Greve, Zamir Libohova, Philippe Lagacherie, Pierre Roudier, Johan G.B. Leenaars, Gerard B.M. Heuvelink, Luca Montanarella, Panos Panagos, Jon Hempel
  3. Soil Organic Carbon Mapping and Estimation of Stock in Rice Soils of India – V. Babu Ravindra, B. Sailaja, Brajendra
  4. Measuring and monitoring the impact of agricultural management on soil carbon stocks from point to continental scale in Australia – J. Baldok, M. Grundy
  5. Assessment, Monitoring and Managing Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation : An Indian Perspective – Suresh Kumar Chaudhari, PP. Biswas
  6. Integrated monitoring of carbon storage and loss through emerging isotope technology – Chen J., Dercon G., Heiling M., Slaets J., Resch C., Weltin G., Mayr L., Gruber  R., Zaman M., AduGyamfi J., Heng L. et al.
  7. Soil organic matter derived CO2; comparison of partition methods from an Acric Umbrisol in a subtropical forest  – Louis-Pierre Comeau Derrick Y. F. Lai, Jane Jinglan Cui
  8. Low-temperature ashing (LTA) approach for assessing the physically protected organic matter in soil aggregates – Luigi P. D’Acqui, Roberto Pini, Giacomo Certini 
  9. Towards a Tier 3 approach to estimate SOC stocks at sub-regional scale in Southern Italy – Roberta Farina Claudia Di Bene, Rosa Francaviglia, Rosario Napoli, Alessandro Marchetti
  10. Application of the FAO Ex-ACT tool for carbon balance accounting in the agroecosystems of Tajikistan – Olga Golubeva, German Kust, Murod Ergashev, Olga Andreeva
  11. National Map of Organic Carbon in the Soils and Mantle of Mexico (SOCM, 2017) – Santamaría Guevara M.,  Cruz-Gaistardo C., Etchevers-Barra J., Leyva-Reyes J., García-Carreón S.M., Vargas, R. Báez-Pérez A., Cueto-Wong J., González-Acuña I., Cuevas-Corona R.,  Saynes-Santillán V., Guerrero-Peña A., Hidalgo-Moreno C., Padilla-Cuevas J., Jarquín-Sánchez A., López-Anaya M., Vargas-Rojas, R.,  González-Murguía R., Morfín-Ríos J., Martínez-Vargas M., Sosa I.
  12. Spatial Distribution of Organic Matter Content in Plough Layer of Balikh Flood Plain Soils Northeastern of Syria – Husein H. M.. Hussam Jaber Azawi, Mohammad Mousa
  13. Coupling high spatial resolution data, GIS approaches and modelling for reliable estimates of SOC stocks and their historical changes in agricultural lands – Ibrahim Khalil, P. O’Brien, B. Osborne
  14. Soil carbon models for carbon stock estimation?  Where do we fail? Aleksi Lethonen, Boris Tupek, Shoji Hashimoto
  15. The 4 for 1000 Initiative - Increasing soil organic carbon to mitigate climate change – André Leu
  16. A high-resolution spatially-explicit methodology to assess global soil organic carbon restoration potential – Fleskens Luuk, Michel Bakkenes, Coen Ritsema,  Ben ten Brink, Klaas Oostindie, Gudrun Schwilch
  17. Turkey’s National Geospatial Soil Organic Carbon Information System – Sevinc Madenoglu, Bulent Sonmez, Aynur Ozbahce, Mehmet Kececi, Suat Akgul, Ece Aksoy, Armagan Karabulut Aloe, Vecihe Incirkus, Ceren Gorgisen, Tulay Tuncay, Ines Beernaerts, Ronald Vargas
  18. Monitoring, reporting, and verification of soil carbon sequestration on the cropland and grassland of Canada – Brian G. McConkey, Denis Angers, Darrel Cerkonwiak, Émilie Maillard, Jianling Fan
  19. 4 per 1000 Soil Carbon Sequestration –  Budiman Minasny, Alex. B. McBratney, Brendan P. Malone, Denis A. Angers, Dominique Arrouays, Adam Chambers, Vincent Chaplo, Zueng-Sang Chen, Kun Cheng, Bhabani S. Das, Damien J. Field, Alessandro Gimona, Carolyn Hedley, Suk Young Hong, Biswapati Mandal, Ben P. Marchant, Manuel Martin, Brian G. McConkey, Vera Leatitia Mulder, Sharon O’Rourke, Anne C. Richer-de-Forges, Inakwu Odeh, José Padarian, Keith Paustian16,Genxing Pan, Laura Poggio, Igor Savin, Vladimir Stolbovoy, Uta Stockmann, Yiyi Sulaeman, Chun-Chih Tsui, Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Bas van Wesemael, Leigh Winowiecki
  20. Using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for predicting soil Organic Carbon in Southern Iraq –Ahmad S. Muhaimeed, Auras M. Taha
  21. Estimation of Reference Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) for mineral soils of Colombia – Neira Mendez Fredy Hernando
  22. Development of a Soil Organic Carbon Baseline for Otjozondjupa, Namibia – Ravic Nijbroek, Bas Kempen, John Mutua, Mats Soderstrom, Kristin Piikki, Simeon Hengari, Amon Andreas
  23. Quantification of Soil Carbon in Ituri Forest, Democratic Republic of Congo – Nsalambi V. Nkongolo, Jean-Jacques K. Mbuyi, Michel W. Lokonda
  24. Ecological Stoichiometry along Urban-Rural Land-use Gradients in Southeastern Nigeria – Chinedu .I Obi
  25. Using infrared spectroscopy for detection of change in soil properties in selected landuses in Mt. Marsabit ecosystem, northern Kenya – C.A. Ouko and N. Karanja
  26. Global Space-Time Soil Organic Carbon Assessment – José Padarian, Uta Stockmann, Budiman Minasny, Alex B. McBratney
  27. Field scale mapping of soil carbon stock with limited sampling by the use of proximal sensors – Priori S., Fantappiè M., Lorenzetti R., Pellegrini S., Costantini E.A.C.
  28. Calculating changes in soil organic carbon in Japanese agricultural land by IPCC-Tier 3 modeling approach: use of modified Rothamsted carbon model – Yasuhito Shirato
  29. Can global soil organic carbon maps be used in policy decisions on practical agricultural management? Söderström M., Piikki K
  30. The performance of portable mid-infrared spectroscopy for the prediction of soil carbon – Soriano-Disla J.M., Janik L.J., McLaughlin M.J.
  31. Correlation between soil organic carbon and land use, slope class and soil texture in Chaing Rai province of Thailand – Sasirin Srisomkiew, Pitayakon Limtong, Supawat Chaikasem
  32. Update on Canada’s contribution to the Global Soil Organic Carbon map – Chuck Bulmer, Jean-Daniel Sylvain, Julien Beguin, Brandon Heung, Robert MacMillan, Glenn Lelyk Asim Biswas, Angela Bedard-Haughn, Margaret Schmidt, David Paré, Brian Titus, Bert VandenBygaart, Scott Smith
  33. Spatial distribution of soil organic carbon stocks in Serbia – Dragana Vidojević, Maja Manojlović, Aleksandar Đorđević, Ljiljana Nešić, Branislava Dimić
  34. Towards realistic and feasible soil organic carbon inventories: a case of study in the Argentinean Semiarid Chaco – Villarino Sebastián Horacio, Studdert Guillermo Alberto, Laterra Pedro
  35. Soil Spectral Libraries for monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goal indicators in Northern Greece – Nikolaos L. Tsakiridis, Nikolaos Tziolas, George Galanis, Eyal Ben-Dor, George C. Zalidis

Theme 2: Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks for climate change mitigation and adaptation and Land Degradation Neutrality

Theme 2: Maintaining and/or increasing SOC stocks for climate change mitigation and adaptation and Land Degradation Neutrality

  1. Factors limiting SOC sequestration by no-tillage in Mediterranean agroecosystems – Jorge Álvaro-Fuentes, Daniel Plaza-Bonilla, José Luis Arrúe, Carlos Cantero-Martínez
  2. Carbon sequestration under different land cover in soils derived from sand stones in south western Nigeria – O. T. Ande, K.S. Are, I.O. Fademi
  3. Long-term fertilization impacts on temperature sensitivity of soil organic carbon decomposition under wheat based cropping systems – Avijit Ghosh, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, B.S. Dwivedi, M.C. Meena, B. Aggarwal, R. Agnihorti
  4. Agricultural practices that store organic carbon in soils: is it only a matter of inputs? – Claire Chenu, Rémi Cardinael, Bénédicte Autret, Tiphaine Chevallier, Bertrand Guenet, Cyril Girardin, Thomas Cozzi, Hélène Guiller, Bruno Mary
  5. Conservation agriculture, an option for carbon sequestration in soil. Case study in Guantanamo, Cuba – Marianela Cintra Arencibia, Oneyda Hernández Lara, Teudys Limeres Jiménez
  6. Soil organic carbon in Mediterranean cropping systems and the influence of climate change on soil physical qualities – Pellegrini S., Agnelli A.E., Andrenelli M.C., Barbetti R., Lo Papa G., Madrau S., Priori S., Costantini E.A.C.
  7. Biochar as a strategy for sustainable land management and climate change mitigation – Annette Cowie, Lukas Van Zwieten, Bhupinder Pal Singh, Ruy Anaya de la Rosa
  8. The potential of reducing tillage frequency and incorporating plant residues as a strategy for climate change mitigation in semiarid Mediterranean agroecosystems – Almagro M., Garcia-Franco N., de Vente J., Boix Fayos C.,Diaz-Pereira E., Martínez-Mena M.
  9. Losses and redistribution of organic carbon by erosion in fragile agricultural and restored catchments – Boix Fayos C., de Vente J., Nadeu E., Almagro M., Pérez-Cutillas P., Navas A., Gaspar L., Martínez-Mena M.
  10. Land management impact on soil organic carbon stocks? What do we really know? Axel Don
  11. Effects of land use/land cover on aggregate fractions, aggregate stability, and aggregate-associated organic carbon in a montane ecosystem – Tshering Dorji, Inakwu O. A., Odeh, Damien J. Field
  12. The effect of forest harvest on soil carbon: a global meta-analysis – Rob Harrison, Jason James, David Butman, Cole Gross, Irae Guerrini
  13. Influence of Nitrogen Fertilizer Application on Organic Carbon Content of Underutilized Vegetable Grown Soils In Southwestern Nigeria – Idowu M. K., Oyedele D. J., Oladele A. O.
  14. Estimation of the Soil Carbon Sequestration in a Four Year Rotation Managed with Conventional and Conservative Methods – Lorenzo D’Avino, Giovanni L’Abate, Francesca Chiarini , Federico Correale, Francesco Morari
  15. Significant offset of long-term potential soil carbon sequestration by nitrous oxide emissions in the EU – Emanuele Lugato, Arwyn Jones, Adrian Leip, Luca Montanarella
  16. Temporal variations in soil organic matter content of different land use types in South West Nigeria – Mesele Samuel Ayodele, Adigun James Kehinde
  17. Investigations on carbon-structure-relations in aggregated soils subjected to different tillage intensity – A. Mordhorst, R. Horn
  18. Increasing soil organic carbon and enhancing soil moisture holding capacity through tank silt application to adapt climate change – R. Adhinarayanan
  19. Regenerative organic farm management practices mitigate agro-ecosystem vulnerability to climate change by sequestering carbon and building resilience – Kristine Nichols, Emmanuel Omondi, Andrew Smith, Jeff Moyer
  20. Carbon Sequestration by an Accelerated compost in an Alfisol – Ayanfe Oluwa O. E., O. O. Ade Oluwa, V. O. Aduramigba-Modupe
  21. A low input cocoa agroforestry can be a profitable climate change mitigation land use system – James Oppong, Wilma Blaser, Edward Yeboah, Johan six
  22. Land Use Changes on Soil Carbon Dynamics, Stocks in Eastern Himalayas, India – Dhermesh Verma,  B.P. Bhatt, Brajendra, Ranjan Bhattacharyya, Lehar Jyoti
  23. Family coffee farmers improve mountain soils – Alberto Pascual Q.
  24. Agricultural long-term field experiments as a basis to monitor soil organic carbon – Taru Sandén, Georg Dersch, Andreas Baumgarten, Heide Spiegel
  25. A novel approach for on-farm assessment, prediction and management of SOC – Vinayak S. Shedekar, Rafiq Islam
  26. Soil Organic Carbon stabilization in compost amended soils – Riccardo Spaccini, Alessandro Piccolo
  27. LIFE CarbOnFarm project: Technologies to Stabilize Soil Organic Carbon and Farm Productivity, Promote Waste Value and Climate Change Mitigation  – Riccardo Scotti, Chiara Bertora, Vittoria Pastore, Martina Antonucci, Catello Pane, Stefano Gaudino, Alessandro Persiani, Roberto Sorrentino, Vincenzo Di Meo, Carlo Grignani, Massimo Zaccardelli, Giuseppe Celano, Riccardo Spaccini
  28. Urban soils as hotspots of anthropogenic carbon accumulation – Viacheslav Vasenev, Yakov Kuzyakov
  29. Dynamics of soil carbon sequestration under oil palm plantations of different ages – Brahene Sebastian Wisdom, Owusu-Bennoah Emmanuel, Abekoe Mark Kofi
  30. Manure application increased grain yield and soil organic carbon across China’s agricultural land – Guiying Jiang, Wenju Zhang, Minggang Xu, Jinzhou Wang, Daniel V. Murphy
  31. Does organic resource quality affect soil organic matter quality? Yeboah Edward, Saran Sohi, Bernard Vanlauwe

Theme 3: Managing SOC

Theme 3: Managing SOC

Theme 3.1 - Managing SOC in soils with a) high SOC – peatlands, permafrost, and black soils

  1. Peat soil carbon monitoring and management in Indonesia – Fahmuddin Agus, Maswar, Wahyunto, Anny Mulyani, Neneng L. Nurida, Ratri Ariani, Fitri Widiastuti
  2. Distribution of tropical peatland types, their locating and current degradation status – Alexandra Barthelmes, Cosima Tegetmeyer
  3. Organic Matter Of Buried Soils: Evolution, Structure, Function – S. Сhukov, A. Ryumin, M. Toropkinа
  4. Managing Of Karst Peatland Use and Potential Rehabilitation In Dinaric Region – Hamid Čustović1, Melisa Ljuša, Tomaž Prus
  5. The potential of responsible peatland management to reduce global soil carbon loss and greenhouse gas emissions – Chris Evans, Sue Page, Ross Morrison, Rebekka Artz, Lahiru Wijedasa
  6. Quantifying terrestrial ecosystem carbon stocks for future GHG mitigation, sustainable land-use planning and adaptation to climate change in the Québec province, Canada – Michelle Garneau, Simon van Bellen
  7. Re-wetting drained peatlands can potentially reduce large greenhouse gas emissions – Hongxing He, Åsa Kasimir
  8. Water migration of soil organic carbon in soils and landscapes in humid forests of middle taiga (Arkhangelsk region, Russian Federation) – German Kust, Olga Andreeva
  9. Effects of a raised water table on CO2 and CH4 soil emissions and celery yield from agricultural peat under climate warming conditions – Magdalena Matysek, Donatella Zona, Jonathan Leake, Steve Banwart
  10. An expert system model for mapping tropical wetlands and peatlands – Thomas Gumbricht, Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta, Daniel Murdiyarso
  11. Evaluation of annual carbon losses due to "soil respiration" –  Siabruk Olesya
  12. Ukrainian chernozems as a factor in global food security and resilience of agriculture to climate change – Sviatoslav Baliuk, Vitaliy Medvedev, Anatoliy Kucher, Vadim Solovey, Arkadiy Levin, Yuriy Kolmaz
  13. Alarming loss of soil carbon stores due to intensive forestry measures in the Boreal forest zone in Finland – Heikki Simola
  14. Peatland restoration in Russia for reduction of carbon losses and greenhouse gases emissions: the experience of large scale rewetting project – Andrey Sirin, Gennady Suvorov, Maria Medvedeva, Tatiana Minayeva, Hans Joosten, Irina Kamennova, Aleksandr Maslov, Anna Vozbrannaya, Maxim Chistotin, Anastasiya Markina, Dmitry Makarov, Tamara Glukhova, John Couwenberg, Marcel Silvius, Jozef Bednar, Jan Peters, Irina Kamennova
  15. 700 year-old indigenous African soil enrichment technique as a climate- smart global sustainable agriculture alternative – Dawit Solomon, Johannes Lehmann, James A Fraser, Melissa Leach, Kojo Amanor, Victoria Frausin, Søren M. Kristiansen, Dominique Millimouno, James Fairhead
  16. Diminishing peat oxidation of agricultural peat soils by infiltration via submerged drains – J.J.H. van den Akker, R.F.A. Hendriks
  17. Spatial assessments for the mapping and monitoring of soil organic carbon: Using stakeholder engagement processes – Tor-Gunnar Vågen, Leigh Ann Winowiecki, Constance Neely, Sabrina Chesterman, Mieke Bourne

Theme 3.2 - Managing SOC in b) grasslands, livestock production systems

  1. Land cover and land use change driven change of regional soil organic carbon storage in croplands and grasslands of North-East Slovakia – Rastislav Skalský, Gabriela Barančíková, Štefan Koco, Jarmila Makovníková, Zuzana Tarasovičová, Ján Halas, Peter Koleda, Monika Gutteková, Jozef Takáč
  2. Carbon Sequestration Potential in the Savannas Ecosystems of Venezuelan Flatlands – R.M. Hernández-Hernández, D. Acevedo, L. Sarmiento
  3. Sub-surface soil organic carbon stock affected by tree lines in an oxisol under integrated crop-livestock-forestry in the southern Amazon – Madari B.E., Oliveira J.M., Carvalho M.T.M.,  Wruck F.J. , Machado P.L.O.A.
  4. Long-term effect of different agricultural soil use and management systems on the organic carbon content of Uruguay prairie soils – Fernando García Préchac
  5. C sequestration of a grazed permanent grasslands: uses of complementary methods for data analyses and interpretation – K. Klumpp, J.M.G. Bloor, R. Nemoto, D. Herfurth, D. Darsonville
  6. Is it possible to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural soil by introduction of temporary grassland into cropping cycles? – Rumpel C, Massad R.S., Crème A., Carozzi M., Chabbi A., Klumpp K., Leroux X., Martin R., Vuichard N.
  7. Soil organic carbon stock changes under grazed grasslands in New Zealand – Louis A. Schipper, Paul L. Mudge, Miko U. F. Kirschbaum, Carolyn B. Hedley, Nancy E. Golubiewski, Simeon J Smaill, Francis M. Kelliher, David Whitehead

Theme 3.3 - Managing SOC in c) dryland soils

  1. Effect of deforestation and management on soil carbon stocks in the South American Chaco – Osinaga N., Álvarez C.R., Taboada M.A.
  2. Soil Inorganic Carbon and Climate Change in drylands? An emerging issue? – Chevallier T., Cournac L., Bernoux M., Cardinael R., Cozzi T., Girardin C., Chenu C.
  3. Mapping of Soil Organic Carbon Stock in the Arab Countries – Darwish T., Fadel A.
  4. Synergy in soil organic amendments production and use for carbon sequestration and sustainable drylands agriculture – Mansur U. Dawaki, Abdulrahman Lado, Maharaz A. Yusuf
  5. Soil Organic Carbon: A Key Factor of Sustainable Agriculture in Iran – Farhad Moshiri, Saeed Samavat, Mohammad Reza Balali
  6. Restoration of SOC to critical concentrations using organic materials as potential carbon sequestration measure amidst climate change – Patrick Musinguzi, Peter Ebanyat, John Stephen Tenywa, Twaha Ali Basamba, Moses Makooma Tenywa
  7. Spatial distribution of organic carbon in dryland soils: case of Tunisian continental oasis Guettaya-Kebili – Nadhem Brahim, Hatem Ibrahim, Asma Slama, Wulf Amelung, Roland Bol
  8. Rehabilitating degraded croplands for improved crop productivity and soil carbon sequestration on smallholder farms in Zimbabwe – Nezomba H, Mtambanengwe F., Mapfumo, P., Tittonell P.
  9. Biochar to conserve carbon and nitrogen in an arid region soil of low native organic matter –Muhammad Riaz, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Qaiser Hussain, Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Arif
  10. Protection of soil from the loss of organic carbon by taking into account erosion and managing land use at varying soil type: indication from a model semiarid area – Sergio Saia, Calogero Schillaci, Aldo Lipani, Maria Fantappiè, Michael Märker, Luigi Lombardo, Maria G. Matranga, Vito Ferraro, Fabio Guaitoli, Marco Acutis
  11. Sequestering soil carbon in the low input farming systems of the semi-arid tropics? Does litter quality matter?  Anthony M. Whitbread, Rod Lefroy, Graeme Blair, Yothin Konboon, Kunnika Naklang