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School of Geography

Samuel Eze Samuel Eze

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School of Geography
University of Leeds
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Leeds LS2 9JT   UK

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Project title

Impacts of climate change and land management on carbon dynamics of British upland grassland soils

Project overview

The British uplands are important areas for domestic grazing animals and producing fodder crops, typically as unimproved and improved grassland. The soils in these areas are organo-mineral, with an organic surface horizon overlying mineral soils of variable depth. Hence, these soils also are important stores of carbon. The effect of climate change on the carbon balance of these marginal lands has largely been overlooked, and little is known about the role of land improvement (liming and fertilization) within this context. This project will explore the interactive effects of climate change and upland management on carbon cycle feedbacks from organo-mineral soils. The approach will be experimental, involving field monitoring and laboratory manipulation of soil cores collected from upland areas under different management. Soil cores will be subjected to increased temperature and simulated extreme events of drought and flooding. Experiments will involve measurement and analysis of the soil physical and chemical environment and soil-atmosphere gas exchange.

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Funding

TETfund Nigeria

Education

  • University of Greenwich London (2014-2015)
    Qualification: Masters of Sustainable Environmental Management (Distinction)
  • Federal University of Technology Owerri (2006-2011)
    Qualification: Bachelor of Agricultural Technology with specialization in Soil Science   (1st Class Honours)