Rattan Lal

Summary

Affiliation: The Ohio State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon dynamics in cropland and rangeland
    R Lal
    School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Environ Pollut 116:353-62. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Carbon emission from farm operations
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 1085, USA
    Environ Int 30:981-90. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Biofuels and the environment
    David Pimentel
    Science 317:897-8; author reply 987-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon and nitrogen in 28-year-old land uses in reclaimed coal mine soils of Ohio
    Raj K Shrestha
    School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Environ Qual 36:1775-83. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Crop residues as soil amendments and feedstock for bioethanol production
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Waste Manag 28:747-58. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Managing soil carbon
    Rattan Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Science 304:393. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon sequestration impacts on global climate change and food security
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Science 304:1623-7. 2004
  8. pmc Carbon sequestration
    Rattan Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:815-30. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint World crop residues production and implications of its use as a biofuel
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
    Environ Int 31:575-84. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Net carbon sequestration potential and emissions in home lawn turfgrasses of the United States
    Adam Selhorst
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Environ Manage 51:198-208. 2013

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon dynamics in cropland and rangeland
    R Lal
    School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210, USA
    Environ Pollut 116:353-62. 2002
    ..Soil C sequestration has numerous ancillary benefits. It is truly a win-win situation: extremely cost-effective, and a bridge to the future until alternative energy options take effect...
  2. ncbi request reprint Carbon emission from farm operations
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 1085, USA
    Environ Int 30:981-90. 2004
    ..In view of the high C costs of major inputs, sustainable management of agricultural ecosystems implies that an output/input ratio, expressed either as gross or net output of C, must be >1 and has an increasing trend over time...
  3. ncbi request reprint Biofuels and the environment
    David Pimentel
    Science 317:897-8; author reply 987-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon and nitrogen in 28-year-old land uses in reclaimed coal mine soils of Ohio
    Raj K Shrestha
    School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    J Environ Qual 36:1775-83. 2007
    ..Nitrogen pools followed a similar trend. Hay land use has a better potential for improving soil quality in RMSs by enhancing chemical properties and SOC and TN pools than forest or pasture land uses...
  5. ncbi request reprint Crop residues as soil amendments and feedstock for bioethanol production
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Waste Manag 28:747-58. 2008
    ..g., biofuel plantations, animal waste, municipal sold waste) is a high priority. Establishing biofuel plantations on agriculturally marginal or degraded lands can off-set 3.5-4 Pg Cyr(-1)...
  6. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Managing soil carbon
    Rattan Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Science 304:393. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Soil carbon sequestration impacts on global climate change and food security
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Science 304:1623-7. 2004
    ..5 to 1 kg/ha for cowpeas. As well as enhancing food security, carbon sequestration has the potential to offset fossil fuel emissions by 0.4 to 1.2 gigatons of carbon per year, or 5 to 15% of the global fossil-fuel emissions...
  8. pmc Carbon sequestration
    Rattan Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 363:815-30. 2008
    ..Biotic and abiotic C sequestration options have specific nitches, are complementary, and have potential to mitigate the climate change risks...
  9. ncbi request reprint World crop residues production and implications of its use as a biofuel
    R Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, United States
    Environ Int 31:575-84. 2005
    ..This option will require 40-60 million hectares of land in the US and about 250 million hectares worldwide to establish bioenergy plantations...
  10. doi request reprint Net carbon sequestration potential and emissions in home lawn turfgrasses of the United States
    Adam Selhorst
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Environ Manage 51:198-208. 2013
    ..S. home lawns. More efficient and reduction of C-intensive maintenance practices could increase the overall sequestration longevity of home lawns and improve their climate change mitigation potential...
  11. doi request reprint Greenhouse gas emissions and global warming potential of reclaimed forest and grassland soils
    Raj K Shrestha
    School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State Univ, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Environ Qual 38:426-36. 2009
    ..Soil and air temperatures were positively correlated with CO(2), CH(4), and N(2)O fluxes. The results suggest that GWP from RMS can be minimized by establishing forest land use...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ecosystem carbon budgeting and soil carbon sequestration in reclaimed mine soil
    Raj K Shrestha
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, OARDC FAES, School of Natural Resources, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States
    Environ Int 32:781-96. 2006
    ..The ECBs of RMS ecosystems are not well understood. An ecosystem method of evaluating ECB of RMS ecosystems is proposed...
  13. doi request reprint Effects of climate and soil properties on U.S. home lawn soil organic carbon concentration and pool
    Adam Selhorst
    Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Environ Manage 50:1177-92. 2012
    ..4-1.5 Mg m(-3)). In order to maximize the C storage capacity of home lawns, non C-intensive management practices should be used to maintain soils within these conditions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Modeling soil organic matter dynamics as affected by soil water erosion
    V Polyakov
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, 422D Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Environ Int 30:547-56. 2004
    ..It was estimated that at soil loss rate of 10 t ha(-1) year(-1) (value often considered a threshold for maintaining productivity) 19% of the total SOC loss would be attributed to erosion after 90 years of cultivation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Soil erosion and the global carbon budget
    R Lal
    School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210 1085, USA
    Environ Int 29:437-50. 2003
    ..Adoption of conservation-effective measures may reduce the risks of C emission and sequester C in soil and biota...
  16. ncbi request reprint Soil organic carbon pools and sequestration rates in reclaimed minesoils in Ohio
    V A Akala
    School of Natural Resources, The Ohio State Univ, Columbus 43210, USA
    J Environ Qual 30:2098-104. 2001
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  17. doi request reprint Mapping the organic carbon stocks of surface soils using local spatial interpolator
    Sandeep Kumar
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, 414A Kottman Hall, Columbus, OH 43210 1085, USA
    J Environ Monit 13:3128-35. 2011
    ..41 to 3.94 kg m(-2). Results from this study show that the GWRK captures spatial dependent relationships, and addresses spatial non-stationarity issues, hence this approach improves the estimations of SOC stock...
  18. doi request reprint Biogeochemical C and N cycles in urban soils
    Klaus Lorenz
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
    Environ Int 35:1-8. 2009
    ..This will strengthen soil ecological functions such as retention of nutrients, hazardous compounds and water, and also improve urban ecosystem services by promoting soil fertility...
  19. ncbi request reprint Carbon sequestration in dryland ecosystems
    Rattan Lal
    Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, The Ohio State University, 2021 Coffey Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43210, USA
    Environ Manage 33:528-44. 2004
    ..The estimated potential of SOC sequestration is about 1 Pg C/y for the world and 50 Tg C/y for the U.S. This potential of dryland soils is relevant to both the Kyoto Protocol under UNFCCC and the U.S. Farm Bill 2002...