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Soil Response

Soil Processes

How do soils affect to climate change mitigation and adaptation?

Soil & Climate change mitigation and adaptation

The soil organic carbon content (humus) represents a dynamic flow equilibrium in the soil. A balance is created between the supply of organic material and microbial decomposition. Natural site characteristics and management influence the flow equilibrium. Humus build-up means improved soil fertility and water storage and protects against climatic consequences such as droughts and heavy rainfall events.