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[SANET-MG] Bio-char: The New Frontier

Add these resources from Johannes Lehmann at Cornell
University to your Bio-char/Terra Preta library.

The web page on "Bio-char: The New Frontier" provides
a succinct summary of this fascinating practice.


Steve Diver


Bio-char: The New Frontier

Terra Preta de Indio

Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin, Properites, Management [Book]

Chapter 6. Soil Fertility and Production Potential.
Lehmann J, Kern DC, German LA, McCann J, Martins GC
and Moreira A 2003; pp. 105-124.
In: Lehmann J, Kern DC, Glaser B and Woods WI (eds.)
Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin, Properties, Management.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Chapter 7. Amazonian Dark Earths as carbon stores and sinks.
Sombroek W, Ruivo ML, Fearnside PM, Glaser B and Lehmann J 2003;
pp. 125-139.
In: Lehmann J, Kern DC, Glaser B and Woods WI (eds.)
Amazonian Dark Earths: Origin, Properties, Management.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

Nutrient availability and leaching in an archaeological Anthrosol and a
Ferralsol of the Central Amazon basin: fertilizer, manure and charcoal
Johannes Lehmann, Jose Pereira da Silva Jr., Christoph Steiner, Thomas
Nehls, Wolfgang Zech & Bruno Glaser
Plant and Soil 249: 343–357, 2003.
Alternate URL:

Bio-char sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems - A review
Johannes Lehmann, John Gaunt, and Marco Rondon
Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (2006) 11: 403–427
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Bio-char soil management on highly weathered soils in the humid tropics.
Lehmann J and Rondon M 2006; pp.517-530.
In: Uphoff N et al. (ed.)
Biological Approaches to Sustainable Soil Systems.
CRC Press, Boca Raton , FL.
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Microbial response to charcoal amendments of highly weathered soils
and Amazonian Dark Earths in Central Amazonia – preliminary results.
Steiner C, Teixeira WG, Lehmann J and Zech W 2004; pp. 195-212.
In: Glaser B and Woods WI (eds.)
Amazonian Dark Earths: Explorations in Time and Space
Springer, Berlin, Germany
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Black Carbon Increases Cation Exchange Capacity in Soils
B. Liang, J. Lehmann, D. Solomon, J. Kinyangi, J. Grossman, et al
Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 70:1719–1730 (2006).
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