Submit an Abstract to Biochar Symposium at SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting (Due May 28)

SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, 17-20 November 2013
Environmental or Analytical Chemistry Track “Environmental implications of biochar” symposium

Submit an abstract for the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, 17-20 November 2013, in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Environmental or Analytical Chemistry symposium:  Environmental implications of biochar.

Abstracts are due by May 28, 2013.

Session Topic:  The application of biochar to soil has been proposed as a long-term sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide in terrestrial ecosystems while providing improved soil fertility and increased crop production with concurrent energy from and constructive use for waste biomass. However, variations in formation conditions and feedstock can produce biochar with wide ranges in characteristics, and subsequent field trials can then give mixed results. This session will explore environmental implications of incorporation of biochar into soil and related field studies, with factors such as crop yield, water and nutrient holding capacity, chemical sorption, and drought tolerance.

Topics pertaining to all aspects of black carbon research are welcome and students are encouraged to submit abstracts.

For meeting information go to the SETAC website under meetings at: http://nashville.setac.org/node/28

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