After Agriculture: the Soil Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agricultural Land Abandonment


Agricultural landscapes undergo significant above- and belowground ecosystem changes following the cessation of intensive cultivation. Improvements in soil health after agricultural land abandonment entail climate change mitigation co-benefits. This project investigates the factors influencing soil carbon sequestration rates on post-agricultural soils at the field, regional, and global scales. 


Project dates

 June 2018 to May 2022


María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence 2015 (MDM-2015-0552)

Research area


Team members

PhD student
ICREA research professor
César Terrer Moreno
César Terrer Moreno
Lawrence Fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Carles Barriocanal Lozano
Carles Barriocanal Lozano
GRAM, Universitat de Barcelona
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