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Title: Tropical soil carbon & greenhouse gas emissions: Threats from climate and land use change
Abstract: Understanding the impacts of climate and land use change on the terrestrial carbon cycle is critical to predict the future trajectory of climate change. This talk will highlight three aspects of my work which address key uncertainties with a focus on tropical regions. First, I will share results on CO 2 and methane emissions from tropical peatlands in Southeast Asia, and how they are impacted by deforestation and drainage. Second, I will present a pantropical perspective on methane emissions and describe insights from isotopic measurements made across a network of wetland sites. Finally, I will describe my work to address the response of soil carbon to climate change at a global scale using radiocarbon. These examples demonstrate the vulnerability of soil carbon to climate and land use change and implications for greenhouse gas emissions.