Carbon cycling in croplands

Hiroshi Koizumi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Since the increased emission of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere may become a serious environmental problem in the world, quantitative studies on the carbon cycle are essential to predict the CO2-induced warming effect on the earth. The carbon cycle in a terrestrial ecosystem involves the circulation of carbon among the atmosphere, vegetation, and soil as carbon pools. Of these carbon pools, soil is the largest reservoir (1500 Pg on a global scale, or twice the atmospheric carbon pool; Watson et al., 1990). Therefore, relevant discussions about the carbon cycle require information on the carbon flux between soil and the atmosphere or between soil and vegetation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructure and Function in Agroecosystem Design and Management
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781420041460
ISBN (Print)9780849309045
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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