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Potential of carbon storage in major soil types of the Miombo woodland ecosystem, Tanzania: A review

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dc.contributor.author Shelukindo, H. B
dc.contributor.author Semu, E.
dc.contributor.author Msanya, B. M
dc.contributor.author Munishi, P. K. T
dc.contributor.author Maliondo, S. M. S.
dc.contributor.author Singh, B. R.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-01T06:14:15Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-01T06:14:15Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.identifier.citation Shelukindo, H. B., Semu, E., Msanya, B. M., Munishi, P. K. T., Maliondo, S. M. S. & Singh, B. R. (2014). Potential of carbon storage in major soil types of the Miombo woodland ecosystem, Tanzania: A review. American Open Journal of Agricultural Research, 2 (1):1 – 21. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2333 - 2131
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/584
dc.description This article is available at http://acascipub.com/Journals.php en_US
dc.description.abstract This review was undertaken to explore the potential of soils to sequester and store large quantities of carbon (C) in the form of soil organic carbon (SOC) from the view point of global climate change regulation and reduced CO2 emissions. Miombo woodland forest soils are an important sink of atmospheric C. The major soils found in the Miombo woodlands include: Cambisols (Inceptisols), Leptosols, and Fluvisols (Entisols), Luvisols (Alfisols), Acrisols (Ultisols), Ferralsols (Oxisols), and Vertisols (FAO-WRB classification system and USDA- Soil Taxonomy). The soils differed in physico-chemical properties and exhibited differences in morphological characteristics, nutrient status and SOC storage, suggesting a remarkable variation in potential, constraints and management strategies for the different soil types. The review underscored the potential of soils as one among the important strategies in fighting against climate change due to the presence of soil humus that stabilizes soil organic carbon for a long period of time. Overall, Miombo woodland soils have a high potential for storing substantial SOC stocks. Miombo are composed of different tree species (average of 45 species per biome) with differences in C storage capacity. Thus, strengthening land/forest conservation could lead to build up of SOC stocks that would contribute to global climate change regulation. en_US
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dc.publisher Academic and Scientific Publishing en_US
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Miombo woodlands en_US
dc.subject Ecosystems en_US
dc.subject Soil organic carbon en_US
dc.subject Land management en_US
dc.subject Tanzania en_US
dc.subject Reduced Carbon Dioxide Emmission en_US
dc.title Potential of carbon storage in major soil types of the Miombo woodland ecosystem, Tanzania: A review en_US
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