Prospects for international integrated research of the carbon cycle in the system "soil-plant-atmosphere"

Keywords: soil, soil moisture, carbon,


Ukraine is located about at the latitude of France, the northern part of the United States and southern Canada and has similar to these countries natural conditions. Different in terms of soil and climate conditions, the regions of agriculture in Ukraine can be considered as analogues of similar natural conditions of agricultural areas in other parts of the world. Soils with a high carbon content are more productive and able to better filter and purify water. Water contained in the soil serves as a moisture source for 90% of world agricultural production. One of the main areas of research is the study of the ratios of main products and by-products of yield, as well as root and plant residues when having different soil fertility and using promising varieties and hybrids of crops.  The use of optical express methods should be carried out according to the stages of organogenesis of field crops, which will enable to specify the relationships between them, to develop criteria and indicators for effective regulation of nitrogen and carbon cycle in the system "soil - plant - atmosphere", to develop models of formation and transformation of root and other plant residues taking into account changing agrometeorological factors, crop rotations, features of the branch structure of agricultural production, varieties and hybrids of field crops. In the future, this will enable to determine the areas in the selection aimed at accumulating root mass and achieving garanteed deficit-free balance of organic carbon in the soil. The research will enable to purposefully and effectively regulate the cycle of carbon and nitrogen, both at the level of individual agricultural production systems and on the scale of the same type of agricultural areas and regions, taking into account the whole set of variables, including features of the sectoral structure of production, climate change, etc.

Author Biographies

Yu. O. Tarariko, Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Kyiv

Dr. habill. in technical sciences

V. P. Lukashuk, Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of NAAS, Kyiv

Ph. D. in technical sciences


1. Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon (2017). Retrieved from [in Russian].
2. Kudeyarov, V.N. (2015). Current state of the carbon budget and the capacity of Russian soils for carbon sequestration. Eurasian Soil Science, T. 48, 9, 923-933.
3. Batsula, O.O., Skrylnyk, S.V., & Kravets, T.F. (1998). Vplyv dobryv i roslynnykh reshtok na humusnyi stan gruntiv [Influence of fertilizers and plant residues on the humus condition of soils]. Ahrokhimiia i gruntoznavstvo, 55, 115-121. [in Ukrainian].
4. Dehtiarov, V. V. (2010). Koloidno-khimichna kharakterystyka humusovo-akumuliatyvnoho gruntoutvorennia i rodiuchosti pryrodnykh y ahrohennykh chornozemiv Livoberezhnoho Lisostepu ta Stepu Ukrainy [Colloid-chemical characteristics of humus-accumulative soil formation and fertility of natural and agrogenic chernozems of the Left-Bank Forest-Steppe and Steppe of Ukraine]. Extended abstract of Doctor's thesis. Kyiv. [in Ukrainian].
5. Trofymenko, P.I., & Trofymenko, N.V. (2018). Intensyvnist emisii SO2 z gruntiv Polissia pid chas vehetatsii kultur ta dominantnist zumovliuiuchykh yii chynnykiv [Intensity of CO2 emissions from Polissya soils during crop vegetation and dominance of its determining factors]. Melioratsiia i vodne hospodarstvo, 107, 47-54. [inUkrainian].
6. Bushnev, A. N., & Prytvorov, A. P. (2017). M.Atlas myra: Maksymalno podrobnaia ynformatsyia [Atlas of the world: The most detailed information]. Moskva: Yzdatelstvo ACT. [in Russian].
7. Kudrytsky, A.V. (1987). Ukraynskaia Sovetskaia Sotsyalystycheskaia Respublyka: Entsyklopediia. Spravochnik. [Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic: Encyclopedia. Directory]. Kyiv. [in Ukrainian].
8. Krupskoho, N.K., & Polupana, N.Y. (1979). Atlas pochv Ukraynskoi SSR [Atlas of soils of the Ukrainian SSR]. Kyiv. [inUkrainian].
9. Average precipitation in the lower 48 states of the USA. png. Retrieved from [on English].
10. Batsula, 0.0., & Chesniak, H.Ia. (1987). Rozrakhunok balansu humusu v hrunti ta norm orhanichnykh dobryv dlia yoho bezdefitsytnoho vmistu. Zabezpechennia bezdefitsytnoho balansu humusu v hrunti. [Calculation of the balance of humus in the soil and the norms of organic fertilizers for its deficient content. Ensuring a deficit-free balance of humus in the soil]. Kyiv: Urozhai. [inUkrainian].
11. Berestetskyi, O.A., Vozniakovskaia, Yu.M., & Dorosynskyi, L.M. (1983). Byolohycheskye osnovy plodorodyia pochv [Biological bases of soil fertility]. Moskva: Kolos. [in Russian].
12. Balaiev, A.D. (2019). Vmist humusu ta labilnykh orhanichnykh rechovyn za riznoho vykorystannia chornozemu typovoho [Content of humus and labile organic substances with different use of typical chernozem]. Naukovyi zhurnal Roslynnytstvo ta gruntoznavstvo, 286, 173-179. [in Ukrainian].
13. Lyikov, A.M. (1982). Vosproizvodstvo plodorodiya pochv v Nechernozemnoy zone [Reproduction of soil fertility in the Non-Chernozem zone]. Moskva: Kolos. [in Russian].
14. Aleksandrova, L.N. (1980). Organicheskoe veschestvo pochv i protsessyi ego transformatsii [Soil organic matter and its transformation processes]. Lviv: Nauka. [in Russian].
15. Dovhostrokovi statsionarni polovi doslidy Ukrainy. Reiestr atestativ [Long-term stationary field experiments in Ukraine. Register of certificates]. (2006). Kharkiv: Drukarnia. [inUkrainian].
16. Statsionarni polovi doslidy Ukrainy. Reiestr atestativ [Stationary field experiments in Ukraine. Register of certificates]. (2014). Kyiv: Ahrararna Nauka. [inUkrainian].
17. Rekomendatsii. Formuvannia system ahrarnoho vyrobnytstva na osushuvanykh zemliakh Tsentralnoho Polissia [Recommendations. Formation of systems of agricultural production on drained lands of Central Polissya]. (2016). Kyiv: TsP Komprynt. [inUkrainian].
18. Meliorovani ahroekosystemy [Reclaimed agroecosystems]. (2017). Nizhyn: PP Lysenko, M.M. [in Ukrainian].
19. KondratyevK, Ya., Johannessen, O.M., & Melentyev, V.V. (1996). High Latitude Climateand Remote Sensing.John Wiley-Praxis Series in Remote Sensing. Chichester: Publishing Ltd.
20. Sidorov, I.A., Belousov, O.B., Shutko, A. M., Novochihin, E. P., Gorbachev, D. A., & Archer, F. (2007). Radiometricheskaya sistema dlya sbora i obrabotki informatsii o vlazhnosti pochvogruntov s borta bespilotnogo letatelnogo apparata [Radiometric system for collecting and processing information on soil moisture from aboard an unmanned aerial vehicle]. 56-ya Nauchno tehnicheskaya konferentsiya, posvyaschennaya 60-letiyu MIREA. Sbornik trudov. Moskv: MIREA. [in Russian].
21. Schukin G.G., Stepanenko V.D., Obraztsov S.P., Karavaev D.M., Zhukov V.Yu., & Ryibakov, Yu.V. (2009). Sostoyanie i perspektivyi radiofizicheskih issledovaniy atmosfery i podstilayuschey poverhnosti [Status and prospects of radiophysical studies of the atmosphere and the underlying surface]. Trudyi GGO, 560, 143-167. [in Russian].
22. Westwater, E. R., Crewell S., Mätzler C., & Cimini D. (2005). Principles of Surface-based Microwave and Millimeter wave Radiometric Remote Sensing of the Troposphere. Quaderni Della Societa Italiana di Elettromagnetismo, 1(3), 50-90.
How to Cite
Tarariko, Y., & Lukashuk, V. (2021). Prospects for international integrated research of the carbon cycle in the system "soil-plant-atmosphere". Land Reclamation and Water Management, (1), 136 - 144.

Most read articles by the same author(s)

Obs.: This plugin requires at least one statistics/report plugin to be enabled. If your statistics plugins provide more than one metric then please also select a main metric on the admin's site settings page and/or on the journal manager's settings pages.