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By Jackie Swift
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
  • Soil
  • Environment
  • Planet
  • Climate Change
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Why is there more carbon in soil than in the atmosphere and all plants combined? Johannes Lehmann turns soil science on its head with the answer.

Johannes Lehmann, School of Integrative Plant Science, Soil and Crop Sciences, is leading a revolution. Over the past two decades, he has been instrumental in overturning a long-held scientific belief regarding the fundamental nature of soil, while at the same time exploring innovative ways to mitigate climate change.

Read the full article published by Cornell Research.

Learn more about Lehmann's new model for evaluating carbon storage in soil.

Header image: Johannes Lehmann, professor of soil science, holds biochar made in Cornell's pyrolysis kiln. Photo: Allison Usavage.

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