Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases
Coordinated Agricultural Research through GRACEnet to Address our Changing Climate
- Mark Liebig, USDA‐ARS Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND, USA
- A.J. Franzluebbers, USDA-ARS, Watkinsville, GA, USA
- Ronald Follett, USDA-ARS Soil-Plant-Nutrient Research Unit, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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). Agriculture contributes about 20% of the worldâs global radiation forcing from carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, and produces 50% of the methane and 70% of the nitrous oxide of the human-induced emission. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases synthesizes the wealth of information generated from the GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) effort with contributors from a variety of backgrounds, and reports findings with important international applications.
Research scientists working in agricultural and biogeochemical fields, soil scientists, agronomists, agricultural climatologists, scientists in climate science workgroups, conservation scientists, agricultural researchers at federal and state agencies and carbon footprinting consulting firms, advanced undergraduate/graduate students studying agricultural and climate science.