Relación entre las condiciones edáficas locales, la tasa de crecimiento y el proceso oxalogénico del árbol de nuez maya en Haití y México para determinar las implicaciones para la agricultura local y la agroforestería local (Relationship between local soil conditions, the rate of growth and the potential oxalogenic process of the Maya Nut tree in Haiti and Mexico to determine the implications for local agriculture and agroforestry).
This source preferred by Iain Green
Authors: Rowley, M., Estrada-Medina, H. and Green, I.
Start date: 13 March 2014
Climate change induced by anthropogenic Green House Gas (GHG) emissions currently threatens human economies and civilisation. Sustainable agroforestry has the potential to decrease these concentrations through organic sequestration of atmospheric CO2 while increasing food security in developing regions. The Oxalate-Carbonate Pathway is a process in which trees, fungi and bacteria, convert atmospheric CO2 into CaCO3,storing it inertly beneath the soils subsurface for a longer residence time (ca. x 1000) than organically sequestered Carbon. We are currently investigating whether B. alicastrum is potentially the first oxalogenic tree (species with an active oxalate carbonate pathway) to produce significant amount of food (ca. 70-200 nuts yr-1) and therefore what implications this could have for carbon credit systems.