Biochar is charcoal (similar to chars generated by forest fires) that is made for incorporation into soils to increase soil fertility while providing natural carbon sequestration. The incorporation of biochar into soils can preserve and enrich soils and also slow the rate at which climate change is affecting our planet. Studies on biochar, such as those cited by this report, are applicable to both fire science and soil science.
|Title||Biochar for soil fertility and natural carbon sequestration|
|Authors||C.E. Rostad, D.W. Rutherford|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Fact Sheet|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Hydrology Branch of Hydrologic Research; Toxic Substances Hydrology Program|