Exploring managements practices that enhance the soil organic carbon content in cropping systems

PhD defence, Wednesday 25 April, Teng Hu

2018.04.25 | Helle Karvonen

Teng Hu

During his studies, Teng Hu researched the management practices that may increase carbon (C) input and enhance the soil organic C (SOC) content in cropping systems, such as using whole-year green manure, catch crops and animal manure in cropping systems or even converting arable land to semi-natural grassland.

The new research findings contribute to the understanding of soil C balance and stock changes under different arable rotation systems, e.g. organic and conventional systems, and illustrate the link between the SOC change in semi-natural grassland and the management in previous farming systems.  

The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Agroecology, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 10.00
Place: 8814-3075, Auditorium, AU Foulum, Blichers Alle 20, 8830 Tjele
Title of PhD thesis: Soil carbon balances and stock changes under different cropping and management systems
Contact information: Teng Hu, e-mail: huteng@agro.au.dk, tel.: +45 87156000
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Pascal Boeckx, Isotope Bioscience Laboratory, Ghent University, Belgium
Professor Paul Mäder, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Switzerland
Associate professor Lars Elsgaard (chair), Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Jørgen E. Olesen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

Senior Scientist Peter Sørensen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University

Professor Bent T. Christensen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis will be defended in English


The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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