Soil & Carbon
Susan E. Crow, Ph.D., Soil Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Biofuel production projects:
Managed eucalyptus plantation, inclusion of C in the life cycle assessment of eucalyptus biomass for biofuel or bioenergy production and measurement of the direct and indirect effects of land use change on soil C stock and potential sequestration
Tropical C-4 grasses, development of optimized feedstock for sustainable biofuels production in Hawaii through monitoring C stock and soil C dynamics, root turnover, and greenhouse gas emission of various grass species and varieties grown at benchmark locations along a climate gradient and under deficit irrigation conditions.
Extensive root systems under zero-tillage management can help rebuild soil health after a century of heavy cultivation