Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
Research article
30 Nov 2015
Research article |  | 30 Nov 2015

Soil carbon management in large-scale Earth system modelling: implications for crop yields and nitrogen leaching

S. Olin, M. Lindeskog, T. A. M. Pugh, G. Schurgers, D. Wårlind, M. Mishurov, S. Zaehle, B. D. Stocker, B. Smith, and A. Arneth


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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Oct 2015) by Stefan Dekker
Short summary
Croplands are vital ecosystems for human well-being. Properly managed they can supply food, store carbon and even sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Conversely, if poorly managed, croplands can be a source of nitrogen to inland and coastal waters, causing algal blooms, and a source of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, accentuating climate change. Here we studied cropland management types for their potential to store carbon and minimize nitrogen losses while maintaining crop yields.
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