In April 2015, the Rangeland Research Institute and Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development hosted a workshop on carbon storage in grasslands.
Workshop participants heard about past and current research, and discussed how knowledge about carbon storage in terrestrial ecosystems can inform the economics and policy of carbon valuation.
For more details, see the Grassland Carbon Workshop – Agenda and Proceedings, and follow the links below to view pdfs of selected presentations from the workshop:
- Bork – Introduction
- Bork – A ‘synoptic’ approach to carbon benchmarking in Alberta grasslands
- Willms – Effects of disturbances on soil carbon in the Mixed Prairie of southern Alberta
- Iravani – Province-wide assessment of grassland carbon: challenges, opportunities and potential applications
- Hao – Responses of greenhouse gas emission and carbon storage to grazing practices on a native rough fescue grassland
- Carlyle – Are soil microbes mediators of carbon storage and greenhouse gas emissions in rangelands?
- Flanagan – Controls on carbon sequestration in native grassland
- Dyck – Effect of forages in crop rotations on soil carbon levels at the University of Alberta Breton Plots
- Baron – Impacts of tame forage management on ecosystem flux and soil carbon stores for black soil in central Alberta
- McGeough – Can you C the grassland?
- McConkey – Measurement and quantification of SOC stock changes in grasslands
- Bedard-Haughn – What lies beneath: carbon in wetland and buried soils
- Gamon – Looking at grassland carbon storage: how can remote sensing help?
- Nolan – Applying the numbers for credible outcomes
- Neupane – Risk, rigour and demonstration: how science can address policy needs
- Swallow – Economic and institutional drivers of soil carbon valuation
- Grassland Carbon Workshop Summary Roundatable Recommendations Final