Special Issue "Biochar: Application in the Agroecological Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2022) | Viewed by 402
Interests: biochar; soil organic matter; soil-based ecosystem services; sustainable biochar system
Interests: soil and ecosystem management; biochar; sustainability; soil–biochar–biota interactions; soil functional biodiversity; ecosystem functions/services; climate adaptation; biomonitorization; soil (bio)remediation; environmental engineering
Interests: terrestrial ecotoxicology; ecotoxicological determination of soil organisms; soil biodiversity; soil quality standards; ecological risk assessment of contaminated soils, physical analysis
Interests: analytical and environmental chemistry; direct and indirect impacts of wildfires on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; toxicology; ecotoxicology; metals and PAH dynamics
Interests: environment; water quality; environmental impact assessment; environmental pollution
Interests: life cycle assessment; water footprint; carbon footprint; life cycle sustainability assessment; industry ecology; energy systems modelling
Agroecology and biochar are both fast-growing topics in research. Separately, much progress has been achieved over the last decade. However, when combined, i.e., biochar integrated into various agroecological systems, many challenges and opportunities remain to be discovered, to eventually inform regulatory systems on how to sustainably use biochar in agroecology. In this Special Issue, we recognize agroecology in the broadest sense, e.g., including tillage intensity, continuous soil coverage, enhanced crop diversity, habitat measures, organic farming, integration of husbandry into crop rotation, agro-forestry, intercropping, and mixed grazing. Any studies that aim to improve one or more ecosystem services and monitor trade-offs are welcome.
This Special Issue aims to exchange knowledge on any aspect related to the integration of biochar in existing agroecological systems and/or the introduction of new agroecological management techniques combined with biochar, thus facilitating their introduction and sustainably improving soil-based ecosystem services. Studies that apply biochar treatments in a conventional agricultural system, even if the aim is to restore ecosystem services, will not be accepted. We welcome original research, case studies, and reviews.
Dr. Frank Verheijen
Dr. Ana Catarina Bastos
Dr. Ana Luísa Caetano
Dr. Isabel Campos
Dr. Nelson Abrantes
Dr. Paula Quinteiro
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- climate change adaptation
- life cycle assessment (LCA)
- ecosystem services