While people are in deep concern on how to provide more food for a future world with more population and also more damages from climate changes, scientists view CO2 fertilization effect as a ‘silver lining’ that could provide a solution for the grand challenge of future global food security.
Fig. 1 Conceptual model illustrating the effects of eCO2 on soil P pools in paddy soils in short-term (a) and long-term (b)
This research is a multiple country collaborative work. The authors come from Institute of Soil Science (Chinese Academy of Sciences), CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Nanjing University, Institute of Urban Environment (Chinese Academy of Sciences), University of Alberta, Cornell University, Université Paris-Saclay, CSIC (Global Ecology Unit CREAF-CSIC-UAB), CREAF (Cerdanyola del Vallès), Adaptive Cropping Systems Laboratory (U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service), Swift Current Research and Development Centre (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), North Carolina State University, Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences (Ministry of Ecology and Environment), and Auburn University.