Carbon sequestration and sustainability of complex integrated crop-livestock systems in California

“Animal integration into croplands has been proposed as a strategy to mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration in soils. This project aims at quantifying the influence of ICLS variations and fertility management on carbon pools and net system productivity in California annual and perennial cropland. Additionally, increases in total organic soil carbon content and biodiversity through livestock integration have been shown to shape soil ecosystem and the services they provide.”

–Boston University