Impact of Innovative Agricultural Practices of Carbon Sequestration on Soil Microbial Community

  • Valeria Ventorino
  • Anna De Marco
  • Olimpia Pepe
  • Amalia Virzo De Santo
  • Giancarlo Moschetti


This chapter deals with the impact on soil microbiology of innovative management techniques for enhancing carbon sequestration. Within the MESCOSAGR project, the effect of different field treatments was investigated at three experimental sites differing in pedo-climatic characteristics. Several microbiological parameters were evaluated to describe the composition of soil microbial communities involved in the carbon cycle, as well as to assess microbial biomass and activity. Results indicated that both compost and catalyst amendments to field soils under maize or wheat affected microbial dynamics and activities, though without being harmful to microbial communities.


Microbial Community Soil Organic Matter Microbial Biomass Soil Respiration Bulk Soil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeria Ventorino
    • 1
  • Anna De Marco
    • 2
  • Olimpia Pepe
    • 1
  • Amalia Virzo De Santo
    • 2
  • Giancarlo Moschetti
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienza degli Alimenti, sez. Microbiologia AgrariaUniversità di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Biologia Strutturale e FunzionaleUniversità di Napoli Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento DEMETRAUniversità di PalermoPalermoItaly

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