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Soil Organic Carbon risk maps

Main objectives in WP2 - Current and future crop and soil management systems in Europe were:

  • Identify  key  management  practices  affecting  SOC  flows  and  stocks  and  their applicability in various farming systems and agro-ecological zones in Europe.
  • Define   typical   farming   systems  in   Europe   (geographical  zones,   management practices, residue management) and their effects on SOC flows and stocks.
  • Develop  scenarios  of  future  crop  and  soil  management  systems  in  Europe  for improved productivity and enhanced soil SOC sequestration.
  • Identify farm and management systems at risk of low SOC flow and stocks under current and future climate.
  • Evaluate scenarios of changed soil and crop management systems for a range of ecosystem  services  using  the  model  tools  under  current  and  future  climate  in Europe.

The GIS maps below are selected GIS maps from the reports:

  • Typical farming systems and trends in crop and soil management in Europe. SmartSOIL Report. Deliverable 2.2
  • Report on critical low soil organic matter contents, which jeopardise good functioning of farming systems. Deliverable 2.4

SOC stocks

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NUTS2 SOC content based on LUCAS for arable land

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NUTS2 SOC content based on LUCAS for grassland

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NUTS2 SOC content based on LUCAS for arable land (Figure 3 from D2.4)

SOC flows and SOC balance

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Carbon input to the soil from manure (based on MITERRA-RothC) for arable land (Figure 5 from D2.4)

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Carbon input to the soil from crop residues (based on MITERRA-RothC) for arable land (Figure 5 from D2.4)

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SOC balance calculated with MITERRA-RothC for arable land (and possibly for grassland), Figure 6 from D2.4

Soil risk maps

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Soil potential stability map (Figure 4 from D2.4)

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SOC risk map

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Yield reducing factors

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Revised 29.09.2015