EXPLORING THE TRADE-OFFS BETWEEN SOIL FUNCTIONS AT LOCAL SCALE

Valujeva, K.; Nipers, A.; Pilecka, J.; Zarins, J.
Abstract:
Soil provides many ecosystem services, therefore sustainable soil management, soil protection and ability to deliver ecosystem services are major concern worldwide. The growing demand for food and fiber, increases pressure on delivery of other ecosystem services provided by soil, namely water purification and regulation, carbon sequestration and regulation, nutrient cycling and provision of habitat for biodiversity. In this context, Functional Land Management framework was developed to optimise rather than maximize the delivery of those five soil functions related to agricultural land use. Latvia has specific challenge: from one side it is a development of the traditional bioeconomy sectors, namely agriculture and forestry, to its potential, but from another side there is an international commitment to reduce GHG emissions. Therefore, in this study trade-offs and synergies between supply and demand of primary productivity, carbon regulation and biodiversity are explored to meet socio-economic and climate targets simultaneously. In Latvia, one of the opportunities how to achieve both targets is to return unmanaged and overgrown agricultural land to production with climate-smart land management practices. The aim of the study is to identify possible pathways for changes in land use and soil management at the local scale in order to increase the supply of both functions primary productivity and climate without compromise the supply of biodiversity.
SGEM Research areas:
Year:
2019
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Keywords:
primary productivity; biodiversity; carbon regulation; functional land management
Volume:
19
SGEM Book title:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019
Book number:
3.2
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference-SGEM
Pages:
203-208
Publisher address:
51 Alexander Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
SGEM supporters:
Bulgarian Acad Sci; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Slovak Acad Sci; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; World Acad Sci; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Ac
Period:
30 June - 6 July, 2019
ISBN:
978-619-7408-82-9
ISSN:
1314-2704
Conference:
19th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2019, 30 June - 6 July, 2019
DOI:
10.5593/sgem2019/3.2/S13.027
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