Managing agricultural greenhouse gases [electronic resource] : coordinated agricultural research through GRACEnet to address our changing climate / [edited by Mark A. Liebig, Alan J. Franzluebbers, Ronald F. Follett].
- [Place of publication not identified] : Academic Press, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource : color illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Liebig, Mark A., Franzluebbers, Alan J. (Alan Joseph), and Follett, R. F. (Ronald F.), 1939-
- Machine generated contents note: SECTION 1 Agricultural Research for a Carbon-Constrained World -- ch. 1 Agriculture and Climate Change: Mitigation Opportunities and Adaptation Imperatives / Ronald F. Follett -- ch. 2 GRACEnet: Addressing Policy Needs through Coordinated Cross-location Research / Michael D. Jawson -- SECTION 2 Agricultural Management and Soil Carbon Dynamics -- ch. 3 Cropland Management in the Eastern United States for Improved Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration / Jeffrey M. Novak -- ch. 4 Soil Carbon Sequestration in Central U.S. Agroecosystems / Gary E. Varvel -- ch. 5 Agricultural Management and Soil Carbon Dynamics: Western U.S. Croplands / Upendra M. Sainju -- ch. 6 Soil Carbon Dynamics and Rangeland Management / Virginia L. Jin -- ch. 7 Soil Organic Carbon under Pasture Management / Richard L. Haney -- ch. 8 Sustainable Bioenergy Feedstock Production Systems: Integrating Carbon Dynamics, Erosion, Water Quality, and Greenhouse Gas Production / Jeffrey M. Novak -- SECTION 3 Agricultural Management and Greenhouse Gas Flux -- ch. 9 Cropland Management Contributions to Greenhouse Gas Flux: Eastern and Central U.S. / Timothy B. Parkin -- ch. 10 Management to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Western U.S. Croplands / Harold P. Collins -- ch. 11 Greenhouse Gas Flux from Managed Grasslands in the U.S. / Curtis J. Dell -- ch. 12 Mitigation Opportunities for Life-Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions during Feedstock Production across Heterogeneous Landscapes / Yimin Zhang -- ch. 13 Greenhouse Gas Fluxes of Drained Organic and Flooded Mineral Agricultural Soils in the United States / Leon Hartwell Allen, Jr. -- SECTION 4 Modeling to Estimate Soil Carbon Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Flux from Agricultural Production Systems -- ch. 14 DayCent Model Simulations for Estimating Soil Carbon Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Agricultural Production Systems / Ernest Marx -- ch. 15 COMET2.0---Decision Support System for Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Accounting / Roel Vining -- ch. 16 CQESTR Simulations of Soil Organic Carbon Dynamics / Yi Liang -- ch. 17 Development and Application of the EPIC Model for Carbon Cycle, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, and Biofuel Studies / Jimmy R. Williams -- ch. 18 The General Ensemble Biogeochemical Modeling System (GEMS) and its Applications to Agricultural Systems in the United States / Gregory W. McCarty -- SECTION 5 Measurements and Monitoring: Improving Estimates of Soil Carbon Dynamics and Greenhouse Gas Flux -- ch. 19 Quantifying Biases in Non-Steady-State Chamber Measurements of Soil-Atmosphere Gas Exchange / Timothy B. Parkin -- ch. 20 Advances in Spectroscopic Methods for Quantifying Soil Carbon / W. Dean Hively -- ch. 21 Micrometeorological Methods for Assessing Greenhouse Gas Flux / Claudia Wagner-Riddle -- ch. 22 Remote Sensing of Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics across Agricultural Landscapes / All M. Sadeghi -- SECTION 6 Economic and Policy Considerations Associated with Reducing Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture -- ch. 23 Economic Outcomes of Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Options / Lyubov A. Kurkalova -- ch. 24 Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Trading Markets in North America / Mark A. Liebig -- ch. 25 Eligibility Criteria Affecting Landowner Participation in Greenhouse Gas Programs / Ralph Alig -- SECTION 7 Looking Ahead: Opportunities for Future Research and Collaboration -- ch. 26 Potential GRACEnet Linkages with Other Greenhouse Gas and Soil Carbon Research and Monitoring Programs / Ronald F. Follett -- ch. 27 Elevated CO2 and Warming Effects on Soil Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Exchange in Agroecosystems: A Review / Jack A. Morgan -- ch. 28 Mitigation Opportunities from Land Management Practices in a Warming World: Increasing Potential Sinks / John H. Prueger -- ch. 29 Beyond Mitigation: Adaptation of Agricultural Strategies to Overcome Projected Climate Change / Ronald F. Follett.
- Global climate change is a natural process that currently appears to be strongly influenced by human activities, which increase atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG), in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Agriculture contributes about 20% of the world's global radiation forcing from CO2, CH4 and N2O, and produces 50% of the CH4 and 70% of the N2O of the human-induced emission. Interest is increasing among land managers, policy makers, GHG emitting entities, and carbon (C) brokers in using agricultural lands to sequester C and reduce GHG emission. Precise information is lacking, however, on how specific management practices in different regions of the world impact soil C sequestration and the mitigation of GHG emission. In 2002, the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) developed a coordinated national research effort called GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) to provide information on the soil C status and GHG emission of current agricultural practices, and to develop new management practices to reduce net GHG emission and increase soil C sequestration primarily from soil management. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases synthesizes the wealth of information generated from the GRACEnet project in over 30 ARS locations throughout the US and in numerous peer-reviewed articles. Although GRACEnet is an ARS project, contributors to this work include a variety of backgrounds and reported findings have important international applications. For example, many parts of the world possess similar ecoregions to the U.S. (e.g., northern Great Plains is similar to the Argentina Pampas and Ukraine Steppe). Such similarities expand the appeal of this exciting new volume to a wide international readership. Frames responses to challenges associated with climate change within the geographical domain of the U.S., while providing a useful model for researchers in the many parts of the world that possess similar ecoregions Covers not only soil C dynamics but also nitrous oxide and methane flux, filling a void in the existing literature Educates scientists and technical service providers conducting greenhouse gas research, industry, and regulators in their agricultural research by addressing the issues of GHG emissions and ways to reduce these emissionsSynthesizes the data from top experts in the world into clear recommendations and expectations for improvements in the agricultural management of global warming potential as an aggregate of GHG emissions.
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