Grantham Scholar Magdalena Matysek presents research at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon.
At the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 500 delegates from across the world met. They work on ending hunger and malnutrition, climate change adaptation, reversing land degradation, and sustainable development in general.
Magdalena presented on the topic, ‘Effects of a raised water table on CO2 and CH4 soil emissions and celery yield from agricultural peat under climate warming conditions’.
This followed research published earlier this year by Magdalena’s PhD supervisor, Dr Donatella Zona, which showed that increasing the UK’s water table could help to slow down global warming, boost crop yields, and preserve peat soils. Read: Increasing the water table in agricultural peatland could hold key to reducing UK’s greenhouse gas emissions
We have researchers working on soil and sustainability from across disciplines at the Grantham Centre. We’ve collected all their work together in one place to better show the diversity of ways soil impacts on the environment and how we in turn impact soil. Read: Soil research at the Grantham Centre.
The main image shows Magdalena Matysek at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon.
Edited by Claire Moran.