Soil carbon sequestration a reality without limits

Exhibitor

Universidad de la Frontera

https://www.ufro.cl/


Team

Francisco Matus
Carolina Merino
Ignacio Jofré

Location

Summary

LABORATORY OF CONSERVATION AND DYNAMICS OF VOLCANIC SOILS

- INTERACTION OF MICROORGANISMS, MINERALS, NUTRIENTS AND SOIL ORGANIC MATTER -

webpage: https://suelosvolcanicos.ufro.cl


WHAT WE ARE DOING?

Our line of research is related to carbon sequestration and microbial interactions in extreme areas. The impact of the microbiome and its relationship with the biogeochemical cycles in temperate rainforest soils helps us understand the soil formation in an area with active vulcanisms. We study how microorganisms can tolerate climate change in aerobic and anaerobic environments and their mechanisms of mineral transformation. Much of our work is in pristine ecosystems as a natural laboratory without human influence. In this way, we can study the original processes how they are affected as the world becomes warmer. Our primary research lines are related to understanding soil carbon sequestration and microbial interaction in extreme zones.

We have studied different soils of the extensive Chilean territory; desert soils, forests, steppes, subpolar and polar territories. These soils allow us to detect characteristic patterns that are influenced by global warming and affect the biogeochemical cycles of the soil. We believe that pristine soils can be natural laboratories that we can use to predict future changes that will occur under the impact of climate change.


RESEARCH LINES:

Soil nutrient cycling / geomicrobiology / biogeochemistry /soil carbon sequestration /applied soil biology in forest and agricultural soils.

Presentation

We belong to the Universidad de La Frontera, Chile. We are interested in soil science addressing carbon sequestration and related topics like biogeochemical cycles, geomicrobiology, and redox biology in extreme environments. We study different soil formation types and their interactions with climate conditions, for example, soil developments under temperate rain forests, polar and subpolar environments (steppes, forests, and grassland), and agricultural lands. These studies allow us to characterize the soils directly and their pattern of formation influenced by global warming that affects mineralization and nutrient availability—for example, the soil formation after glacier retreats in Antarctica. The impact of different microbiomes and their interaction with nutrient availability help us to understand the soil formation in various chronosequences associated with microorganisms that tolerate aerobic and anaerobic conditions in different soil ecosystems.


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Partnerships

Clients / Target group

Soil scientist, environmental students, undergraduate students. We teach more than 70 PhD students in our program: https://doctoradorrnn.ufro.cl/

Established collaborations and partnerships

Faculty of Forest Sciences, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile.

Department of Agricultural Sciences and Aquaculture, Universidad de Magallanes, Chile.

EarthShape Project 2016-2022. Tübingen, Germany. 

Departament of Soil Science of Temperate Ecosystems, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany.

Department of Crop Sciences (Faculty of Agriculture) of the Georg-August University Goettingen, Germany.

Institute of Soil Science, Hannover, Alemania


Desired collaborations and partnerships

Public and private institutions for the development of scientific and applied strategies for the mitigation of climate change

Opening hours (Video Chat)

During the indicated periods, one of the team members is available for a chat.


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Events


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Handouts


6 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Hi all, 

    We just wanted to make you aware of our activities at the stand 114 (Stand 114). We are presenting today our mobile VR app LIFE AMDRYC4. It is available for IOS and ANDROID (https://apkpure.com/es/life-amdryc4/com.UMU.LIFEAMDRYC4 or https://apps.apple.com/es/app/life-amdryc4/id1540739695) and you can also play through the web application at our official site (http://lifeamdryc4.eu/aplicacion/). The application is available in 5 languages (Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, French and English) and allows you to simulate the effects of agricultural practices on the soil productivity, and CO2 emissions. We would love to have your feedback on this and we are happy to answer any question you may have about the LIFE AMDRYC4 project.

    Maria Jose Martinez (Research Coordinator, University of Murcia), Carmen Perez Sirvent (Research Coordinator, University of Murcia), Manuel Hernandez Perez (VideoGame Designer and Project Manager, University of Salford Manchester). 

  2. Many thanks

     I´ll see this information

  3. Thank you for sharing with everyone the work you are doing in carbon sequestration. I would like to invite you to visit our Stand 19 - Agripower Australia, to learn about the benefits that silicon fertiliser has for conservation agriculture, soil and plant health, and carbon sequestration. Please leave a message for us if you would like to meet and talk more! www.agripower.com.au 

  4. Anonymous

    Good afternoon. I am Dr. Nandini from BAIF Development Research Foundation, India. We are representing our work on 'Soil restoration for achieving sustainable livelihoods, climate change adaptation and mitigation' through stand no 37. Please visit our stand no 37 and also join for video chat today between 2 to 3 pm (IST).

  5. The presentation material is concise.  Enjoy it very much.  Thanks.

  6. Thanks, Deniel

    Best regards