Open Access Undergraduate Student Work
Type of Work
Intensive agricultural practices are associated with detrimental effects to the environment including, but not limited to, increasing the rate of soil erosion, introducing pollutants to water supply, reduced habitat for various species, and reduced atmospheric carbon sequestration in soils.
The Conservation Reserve Program allows farmers to enroll sensitive lands into the program and out of circulation for agricultural purposes. It has been shown to increase soil carbon sequestration, reduce erosion, increase water and air quality, and provide habitat restoration for displaced species, along with other benefits.
Date of Work
Department of Biology
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
©2016 Cody Welcher, Destiny Magee, and Kenneth Elgersma
Welcher, Cody; Magee, Destiny; and Elgersma, Kenneth, "Collecting Carbon: An Analysis of Soil Carbon in Conservation Reserve Program Fields and Agricultural Fields" (2018). Undergraduate Student Work. 4.