Inaugural Lecture of Carl von Linde Senior Fellow Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner
Speaker: Prof. Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, Chair of Soil Science, Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Management, TUM; TUM-IAS Carl von Linde Senior Fellow
Title: "Carbon Sequestration in Soils"
Soil sustains life. It is vital for the production of food and fiber which helps to feed an ever-growing population and also for the provision of the Earth’s primary renewable resources. Soil is built of a dynamic and hierarchically organized system of various organic and inorganic constituents and organisms, the spatial structure of which defines a large, complex and heterogeneous biogeochemical interface. A significantly advanced understanding of the structure, dynamics and functioning of the soil architecture holds the promise to explain organic matter stabilizations within a general mechanistic framework and thus will launch the integration of this information into field-scale concepts and models of CO2 sequestration in soils.
The talk can be attended without previous notice.
All attendees are cordially invited to join the reception following the lecture.