Special Issue "Measuring or Modelling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Land Use"
A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2018)
Prof. Heinz Flessa
Soil Science of Temperate and Boreal Ecosystems, Georg August University of Göttingen, Büsgenweg 2, 37077 Göttingen, Germany
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Interests: Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in soils; Soils as sources and sinks of greenhouse gases; Effects of land use and climate change on; element dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems; Stable isotopes in soil ecological research
This Special Issue will present current research regarding the measurement and modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural production, including land used for crops, livestock, grassland and woodland. Considerable research into sources and sinks of emissions from agriculture has been carried out in recent years to improve our ability to quantify emissions and to assess mitigation options at the farm level. Loss of carbon in the form of methane or carbon dioxide, and nitrogen in the form of nitrous oxide, are pollutants associated with global warming and climate change. Agriculture is a notable source of enteric methane emissions from ruminant livestock, as well as methane or nitrous oxide emissions from manure and land. Alternatively, grassland or woodland areas can provide an opportunity to sequester atmospheric carbon. Papers exploring these dynamics associated with agricultural land use are welcomed.
Developments in gas monitoring and modelling capabilities now provide new insights into land management options for reduced greenhouse gas emissions for more sustainable food production systems. Papers should cover some aspect of measuring or modelling gas emissions at the farm level.Dr. Matt Bell
Dr. Matthew Harrison
Prof. Heinz Flessa
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