Developing a reliable model of biochar behavior in northern forest soils


Understanding the fate of biochar in boreal soils is critical in order to develop appropriate application rates and carbon credits. Accurate models of biochar stability and carbon density are required for proper carbon accounting. The intent of this study is to model the long term stability of charcoal in northern forest soils. We will utilize a combination of existing and new trials to develop Boreal specific turnover rates and an existing 200 year post-fire chronosequence of forest stands to calibrate and validate the model outcomes. Development of the model will form the basis of early carbon credit estimates for our partners and aid in the development of a carbon sequestration market.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Nancy Luckai


Stephen Hart


Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy


Resources and environmental management


Environmental industry


Lakehead University



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