Soil carbon storage and climate change
I’m originally from Bangladesh and soil and environmental scientist by education. I came to Sweden in 2009 to study the Master program of ‘Soil and Water Management’ and I did my master thesis on evaluating conventional and conservation tillage on soil physical properties at SLU.
During my PhD at the University of Liege, Belgium, I continued working with model and advance methods to evaluate different conservation practices on soil physical, chemical and biological properties. In 2018, I joined as a researcher at the working group of Biogeophysics at SLU. Currently, I am working as a post doc at the Department of Ecology. My research interest involves soil and environmental sustainability under changing climate – with a strong focus on agricultural soils.
My Soapbox Science talk
I will talk about the importance of soil organic carbon storage due to climate change issues. Soils play an important role in the global carbon cycle. Soil carbon is approximately three times the stock of carbon in the above-ground vegetation biomass, and twice the stock of carbon in the atmosphere. Moreover, soils can act as a global carbon sink, helping to achieve a net removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Thus, small changes in soil carbon stocks can have significant impacts on the atmosphere and climate change.