Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 497–512

Farm soil carbon monitoring developments and land use change: unearthing relationships between paddock carbon stocks, monitoring technology and new market options in Western Australia

Authors

    • School of Engineering & EnergyMurdoch University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11027-009-9170-0

Cite this article as:
McHenry, M.P. Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change (2009) 14: 497. doi:10.1007/s11027-009-9170-0

Abstract

This research provides a synthesis of soil organic carbon (SOC) densities in a range of Australian soils and land use types to decrease uncertainties in agricultural soil carbon (C) sequestration investments. This work provides information on existing Australian C soil stocks, the relationships between SOC with various agricultural and forestry land use changes, and options available for agriculturalists to cultivate and safeguard their C stocks. This work also includes recent developments in C rights, soil C monitoring, and verification technologies and procedures now in use for C stock inventories. This review has a special focus on known changes in SOC stocks, technological and methodological developments in the agricultural region of southern Western Australia (WA).

Keywords

CarbonForestryLand-use changeOrganicRevegetationSoilWestern Australia

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