Dynamics of soil organic carbon of reclaimed lands and the related ecological risks to the additional CO2 emission

Janina Dmitrakova, Evgeny Abakumov

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Abstract

The total global emission of CO2 from soils is recognized as one of largest fluxes in the global carbon cycle and changes in the approach of reclamation of quarries could have a large effect on the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and environmental sustainability of ecosystem. CO2 production and sequestration are underestimated for mining areas of Russian North-West. Therefore, investigation of soil organic matter content and quality was conducted on examples of reclaimed postmine lands of Russian North-West. Long-term monitoring data on soil restoration on reclaimed dumps of open quarries in the Kingisepp area of phosphorite mining are discussed. An application of C-13 NMR spectroscopy for investigation of humic substances has revealed very low levels of compositional variability within the soil age. High alifaticity rate has been considered to be indicative of a higher availability of soil organic matter to mineralization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationURBANIZATION: CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SOIL FUNCTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Editors Vasenev, E Dovletyarova, Z Cheng, TV Prokofeva, JL Morel, ND Ananyeva
PublisherSpringer
Pages97-105
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-89601-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameSpringer Geography
PublisherSPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG
ISSN (Print)2194-315X

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Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Urban Studies

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Dmitrakova, J., & Abakumov, E. (2019). Dynamics of soil organic carbon of reclaimed lands and the related ecological risks to the additional CO2 emission. In Vasenev, E. Dovletyarova, Z. Cheng, TV. Prokofeva, JL. Morel, & ND. Ananyeva (Eds.), URBANIZATION: CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SOIL FUNCTIONS AND ECOSYSTEM SERVICES (pp. 97-105). (Springer Geography). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-89602-1_13