Understanding Carbon Accumulation Below Ground and the Role of Nutrients under Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels

Cesar Terrer Moreno | 20-ERD-055

Executive Summary

To provide data for calibrating climate models, we are addressing critical gaps in the quantification of current carbon pools and their future trajectories in response to rising levels of carbon dioxide, also considering the role of growth-limiting nutrients. This high-impact research will have broad application to climate security by enabling scientists to better anticipate the consequences of climate change, helping farmers make decisions about crop rotation, and informing policy-makers who set country-level emission limits.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

Terrer, C. M. 2019. "Global mycorrhizal plant distribution linked to terrestrial carbon stocks." Nature Commun 10. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13019-2. LLNL-JRNL-795542

——— 2020a. "Global patterns of terrestrial nitrogen and phosphorus limitation." Nature Geoscience 13, 221–226. doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0530-4. LLNL-JRNL-798177

——— 2020b. "Integrating the evidence for a terrestrial carbon sink caused by increasing atmospheric CO2." New Phytologist. doi:10.1111/nph.16866. LLNL-JRNL-814087

——— 2020c. "Long-term nitrogen loading alleviates phosphorus limitation in terrestrial ecosystems." Global Change Biology. doi:10.1111/gcb.15218. LLNL-JRNL-814085

——— 2020d. "Management opportunities for soil carbon sequestration following agricultural land abandonment." Environ Sci Policy 108, 104-111. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2020.03.018. LLNL-JRNL-810024

——— 2020e. "New soil carbon sequestration with nitrogen enrichment: a meta-analysis." Plant and Soil 454, 299-310. LLNL-JRNL-814084

——— 2020f. "Organizing principles for vegetation dynamics." Nature Plants 6, 444-453. doi:10.1038/s41477-020-0655-x. LLNL-JRNL-810137