NJ Climate Change and Land Management Research Initiative
Investigating land management as a natural climate solution
NJ Climate Change & Land Management Research Initiative
The New Jersey Land Management Research Initiative is dedicated to exploring the potential of land management as a natural climate solution. The initiative focuses on the capacity of soil and vegetation to function as a natural storehouse, or sink, of carbon from the atmosphere. Essentially, trees, grasses, and other plants absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide through photosynthesis and store it in wood, leaves, roots, and soil. Known as carbon sequestration, this process offsets greenhouse gases emitted by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and land use change.