Soil Carbon Sequestration

Hawkin, P. (Ed.). (2017). Drawdown: The most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Penguin.

Montgomery, D., & Bikle, A. (2016). The hidden half of nature: The microbial roots of life and health. New York: W.W. Norton.

Montgomery, D. (2017). Growing a revolution: Bringing our soil back to life. New York: W.W. Norton.

Ohlson, K. (2014). The soil will save us: How scientists, farmers, and foodies are healing the soil to save the planet. Rodale Books.

White, C. (2014). Grass, soil, hope: A journey through carbon country. Chelsea Green.

Climate Reports

IPCC Special Report. (2018).

Fourth national climate assessment volume l: The science of climate change with a focus on the United States. (2017).

Fourth national climate assessment volume ll: Impacts, risks and adaptation in the United States. (2018).

Articles and Papers

Codur, A-M. Et al. (2017). Hope below our feet: Soil as a climate solution. Tufts University Global Development and Environmental Institute.

Donovan, P. (2013). Measuring soil carbon change: A flexible, practical, local method. Soil Carbon Coalition.

Fargione, Joseph E., Bassett, S.,Boucher, T., Et al. (2018). Natural climate solutions for the United States. Science Advances.Vol. 4, No. 11eaat1869. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat1869.

Jones, C. (2015). SOS: Save our Soils Dr. Christine Jones Explains the Life-Giving Link Between Carbon and Healthy Topsoil. Interviewed by Tracy Frisch. Acres, Vol. 45, No. 3.

Klopf, Ryan.P., Baer, S.G., Bach, E.M., Six, J. (2017). Restoration and management for plant diversity enhances the rate of belowground ecosystem recovery. Ecological Applications, 27(2), 2017, pp. 355–362.

McCarthy, J.F. (2005). Carbon fluxes in soil: long-term sequestration in deeper soil horizons. Journal of Geographical Sciences. Vol. 15, No. 2. 

Milesi, C., Running, S., Elvidge, C., Dietz, J., Tuttle, B., & Nemani, R. (2005). Mapping and Modeling the Biogeochemical Cycling of Turf Grasses in the United States. Environmental Management. 36. 426-38. 10.1007/s00267-004-0316-2.

Pouyat, R.V., Yesilonis, I.D., & Golubiuski, N.E. (2009). A comparison of soil organic carbon stodks between residential turf grass and native soil. Urban Ecosyst. 12:45-62.

Rodale Institute (2015). Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Change: A Down-to-Earth Solution.

Schwartz, J.D. (2014). Soil as carbon storehouse. New weapon in climate fight?. Yale Environment 360.

Zirkle, G., Lal, R. , & Augustin, B. (2011). Modeling carbon sequestration in home lawns. HortScience. 46(5): 808-814.

Zomer, R. Et Al. (2017). Global Sequestration Potential of Increased Organic Carbon in Cropland Soils. 2017. Scientific Reports. 


NRCS. (2015). Environmental benefits of organic agriculture: Soil. Webinar.

NRCS. (2015). Climate change and organic agriculture. Webinar.

 Websites and Facebook 

Soil Carbon Coalition.

 Films and YouTube

Brown, G. (2014). Holistic regeneration of our lands: A producer’s perspective. YouTube.

Cravat, M. Dir. (2018). Dirt Rich.

Fisher, A.A. (2018). Backyard carbon sequestration.

Koons Garcia, D. Dir. (2012). Symphony of the soil.