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Key aspect 1: Soil Organic Matter (SOM)

The carbon cycle is the key factor for the greenhouse effect. The soil, as a significant carbon store, plays a decisive role in this. At the same time, carbon-based soil organic matter plays an important role for many soil functions.

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Carbon dynamics : The effect of climate and land use change on soil carbon in Swiss soilsCarbon dynamics : The effect of climate and land use change on soil carbon in Swiss soilshttp://www.nfp68.ch/en/projects/key-aspect-1-soil-organic-matter/carbon-dynamicsDr. Samuel Abiven
Forest soils : Carbon stocks in Swiss forest soilsForest soils : Carbon stocks in Swiss forest soilshttp://www.nfp68.ch/en/projects/key-aspect-1-soil-organic-matter/forest-soilsDr. Frank Hagedorn
Peatlands : Sustainable management of organic soilsPeatlands : Sustainable management of organic soilshttp://www.nfp68.ch/en/projects/key-aspect-1-soil-organic-matter/peatlandsDr. Jens Leifeld
Vulnerability indicators : Indicators for soil carbon vulnerabilityVulnerability indicators : Indicators for soil carbon vulnerabilityhttp://www.nfp68.ch/en/projects/key-aspect-1-soil-organic-matter/vulnerability-indicatorsProf. Timothy Eglinton

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