C-MASC Earth Day Event - April 22nd: Restore Earth’s Carbon Cycle

Apr 22, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Zoom Webinar
Maggie Willis

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Recording: C-MASC Earth Day Event - Restore Earth's Carbon Cycle


This event has ended, but you can find the recording for the event in the link above, and a link to each presentation shared by our presented linked to their names. 

Program Overview

Ever wonder what it takes to slow down the planet’s warming? The cause is excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and the answer might be right under our feet: carbon in the soil.

The CFAES Dr. Rattan Lal Carbon Management and Sequestration Center (C-MASC) will be hosting Restore Earth’s Carbon Cycle, an Earth Day webinar. C-MASC Director and Distinguished University Professor Dr. Rattan Lal and Assistant Director Dr. Klaus Lorenz are joined by several multi-disciplinary speakers across different University institutions, including Dr. Gary Pierzynski, Dr. Jacqueline Wilkins, Dr. Elena Irwin and more, to provide an introduction to the Earth's carbon cycle and the ways we can take action to restore it through soils.


1:00 pm

Klaus Lorenz  Comments About Earth Day and Environmental Disruptions
Rattan Lal – Relevance of Soil Carbon Sequestration to Planetary Processes

1:05 pm

Gary Pierzynski – Soil and the Earth

1:10 pm 

Jackie Wilkins – Extension’s Role in Educating Ohio Growers about the Carbon Markets

1:15 pm

Elena Irwin  OSU’s Sustainability Institute and Perspectives on Human-Environmental Systems and the Carbon Cycle

1:20 pm

W. Berry Lyons – The Need to Teach the Short-Term and the Long-Term Carbon Cycle

1:25 pm

C.K. Shum  Prospects of Greenhouse Gas Concentration and Soil Moisture Monitoring from Space

1:30 pm

Jason Cervenec  OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center: More Relevant Than Ever at Age 60

1:35 pm

Scott Demyan  C-MASC Working Group Agricultural Soils

1:40 pm

Sayeed Mehmood  C-MASC Working Group Forestry Carbon

1:55 pm

Rattan Lal – Concluding Remarks
Maggie Willis  – Vote of Thanks


Dr. Gary Pierzynski

Gary Pierzynski, CFAES Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education & Director of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station


Dr. Jacqueline Wilkins

Jacqueline “Jackie” Wilkins, Associate Dean and Director, Ohio State University Extension and Chair, Department of Extension

Dr. Elena Irwin

Elena Irwin, Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics and Faculty Director of the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State


Dr. W. Barry Lyons

W. Berry Lyons, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in Hydrogeology, Earth System Science, and Geochemistry


Dr. Jason Cervenec

Jason Cervenec, Education and Outreach Director for the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

Dr. Scott Demyan M. Scott Demyan, Assistant Professor in Soil and Environmental Mineralogy and Chair of C-MASC Working Group 1: Agricultural Soils
Dr. Sayeed MehMood

Sayeed Mehmood, Associate Professor of Natural Resources Economics and Co-Chair of C-MASC Working Group 2: Forestry Carbon


Dr. Brent Sohngren Brent Sohngen, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics and member of C-MASC Working Group 2: Forestry Carbon
Dr. C.K. Shum C.K. Shum, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, Division of Geodetic Science, School of Earth Sciences
Dr. Rattan Lal Rattan Lal, Director of the CFAES Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and Distinguished University Professor in Soil Science
Dr. Klaus Lorenz Klaus Lorenz, Assistant Director of the CFAES Carbon Management and Sequestration Center and Postdoctoral Researcher