Study Quantifies Global Soil Carbon Loss Due to Global Warming

Professors Steven D. Allison and Kathleen K. Treseder (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) were part of a Yale-led global study appearing in the journal Nature that found that global warming will drive the loss of at least 55 trillion kilograms of carbon from the soil by mid-century, or about 17 percent more than the projected emissions due to human-related activities during that period.  “We’ve been monitoring warming impacts on Alaskan soils for almost a decade, but now we can see what happens globally when we combine our data with dozens of other studies,” says Professor Allison. “The picture is not encouraging,” added Professor Treseder. Read more here. (Photos courtesy of Professor Steven D. Allison)