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Pascal Boivin

Prof. Pascal Boivin
Professor of Soil Science
Laboratoire Sols et Substrats
hepia
HES-SO-Geneva
Route de Presinge 150
CH-1254 Jussy
Switzerland


Phone: +41 (0) 22 546 68 17
Fax: +41 (0) 22 546 68 14
E-mail: pascal.boivin(at)hesge.ch
URL Institution: www.hesge.ch/hepia
Personal URL: link


Expertise of Pascal Boivin:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
ScopeProcess Studies
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Topic PedosphereSoil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Topic Integrated SystemsCarbon Cycle
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Topic TechnologyTechnical Environmental Protection
Topic Politics/LawMitigation / Prevention / Emission Reductions
Adaptation
Spatial ZonesUrban
Rural
Spatial ScaleContinental
Regional
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Future
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Variability
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Modeling
Policy Analysis and Formation
Applied Research / Technology

Specialties of Pascal Boivin:
Loop Interactions between organic carbon dynamic and soil physical properties
The soil organic carbon (SOC) content may increase or decrease with agricultural practices. This is susceptible of mitigating a large part of the CO2 release in the coming decades, accoridng to optimistic scenarii (no-till practices). However, the temperature increase will decrease the SOC content, thus releasing CO2 to the atmosphere. A change in SOC content changes the soil physical properties, and this has a feed-back effect on the later SOCdynamic. This feedback is not accounted for in climate change models. We provide the basic knowledge for that.We provide new methods for soil structure assessment in connection with Organic Carbon content. We develop methods to increase soil organic carbon content in cropped soils.


Last update: 5/22/18
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