Deeply Rooted: Evaluating Plant Rooting Depth as a Means for Enhanced Soil Carbon Sequestration

Erin Nuccio | 19-ERD-010

Executive Summary

We are evaluating deeply rooted cultivars as a means to enhance carbon sequestration in marginal and agricultural soils. Our research will determine mechanisms of carbon stabilization in deep soils, drive technological development in the agricultural carbon sequestration sector, and inform negative emissions policies at the state and national levels.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Slessarev, E. W., et al. 2020. "Quantifying subsoil organic C accumulation under switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) across a soil texture gradient using natural abundance 14C." Global Change Biology Bioenergy 12, 834-847. LLNL-JRNL-808298