Ph.D. student at SAS

Email: lucas.lesaint@inrae.fr

Address: UMR SAS, 65 rue de St-Brieuc, CS 84215, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France

Fields of expertise: Soil science, Agroecology

Keywords: hedgerow, soil quality, soil carbon storage


Current research topic

Ph.D. thesis: Carbon storage potential in hedge agroforestry systems

Although the potential for hedge systems to store carbon (C) is acknowledged, they have been studied less often than in-field agroforestry, and quantitative estimates of their C-storage potential remain rare, especially in European temperate areas. Overall, available studies show that soils near hedges generally have larger C stocks than those in cultivated plots, but the additional quantities stored vary greatly.

The objective of this thesis is to characterise accurately the potential additional C storage in soil and biomass in hedge agroforestry systems, in relation with the soil and climate context in temperate areas.

Modification date: 06 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 September 2021 | Redactor : SAS