The dynamic and role of soil erosion in climate changeHuman activities like major construction and intensive farming influence soil erosion, with consequences for the food supply, water resources, and climate change. Soil carbon may be transferred to lakes and reservoirs, or escape into the atmosphere—a fact neglected by most carbon cycle models. In a new project, Dr. Jean-Philippe Jenny will integrate lake sediment data for the last century with ecosystem modeling to diagnose and predict future soil erosion dynamics and help better assess the carbon cycle on multiple scales.
J. P. Jenny will be supported by a prestigious PostDoc stipend of the AXA research fund, starting June 2016. The project will be carried out in the group of N. Carvalhais, within the Department of Biogeochemical Integration.