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Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management

Series: ACS Symposium Series Volume: 1072

By: Lei Gui (Editor), Amrith Gunasekara (Editor), Laura L McConnell (Editor)

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Apr 2012 | #196533 | ISBN-13: 9780841226548
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About this book

This ACS Symposium Series title addresses global warming, one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times. The agricultural sector is the largest source of global anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), both of which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The book provides a comprehensive overview of important issues related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, including measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural fields, development of alternative management practices as mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greenhouse gas accounting methodologies and modeling. Both crop and animal production systems are addressed by internationally acclaimed experts in the field. The diverse topics presented in the book will help the readers grasp quickly the fundamental as well as practical aspects of managing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems. The book serves as a valuable source of information for researchers and environmental practitioners on the most updated knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions from field crops and livestock animals. It can also be used as reference material for an upper-level environmental or agricultural sciences course on global warming.


Contents

Preface

Field Study of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation in Cropping Systems
1. Quantifying Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agricultural Soils and Management Impacts
2. Nitrogen Source Effects on Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Irrigated Cropping Systems in Colorado
3. Nitrous Oxide Emissions at the Surface of Agricultural Soils in the Red River Valley of the North, U.S.A.
4. Exchange Fluxes of NOX, NH3, and N2O from Typical Wheat, Paddy, and Maize Fields in the Yangtze River Delta and North China Plain
5. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Rice Cropping Systems
6. Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Croplands in China
7. Redox Potential Control on Cumulative Global Warming Potentials from Irrigated Rice Fields
8. Fertilizer Nitrogen Management To Reduce Nitrous Oxide Emissions in the U.S.
9. Physical and Chemical Manipulation of Urea Fertilizer To Limit the Emission of Reactive Nitrogen Species
10. Mitigation Options for Methane and Nitrous Oxide from Agricultural Soil: From Field Measurement to Evaluation of Overall Effectiveness
11. Effects of Nitrogen Fertilizer Types on Nitrous Oxide Emissions
12. Discerning Agricultural Management Effects on Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Conventional and Alternative Cropping Systems: A California Case Study
13. N2O Emissions and Water Management in California Perennial Crops
14. Global Nitrous Oxide Emissions: Sources and Opportunities for Mitigation
15. Climate Impacts from Agricultural Emissions: Greenhouse Species and Aerosols

Modeling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation in Cropping Systems
16. Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agroecosystems: Scientific Basis and Modeling Approach
17. Soil Organic Matter Cycling and Greenhouse Gas Accounting
18. Emissions of Nitrous Oxide from Agriculture: Responses to Management and Climate Change
19. Assessing the Environmental Impact of Agriculture in Europe: The Indicator Database for European Agriculture
20. Development of Spatial Inventory of Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agricultural Land Uses in California Using Biogeochemical Modeling

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Mitigation in Animal Systems
22. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Cattle Feedlot Manure Composting and Anaerobic Digestion as a Potential Mitigation Strategy
23. Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Beef and Dairy Production Systems
24. Improved Productivity Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Agriculture
25. Evaluation of Poultry Litter Fertilization Practices on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
26. Quantification and Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Farms

Editors' Biographies
Indexes
Author Index
Subject Index


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Biography

Dr. Lei Guo is an Air Pollution Specialist with the California Air Resource Board (CARB). She is the lead scientist at CARB on agricultural greenhouse gas issues, and serves as the key technical staff on the nitrous oxide working group that oversees the California research program on nitrous oxide emissions.

Dr. Amrith Gunasekara is the Science Advisor to the Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). He is lead scientist working on greenhouse gases from agriculture at CDFA.

Laura McConnell is a Research Chemist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland. She is a lead scientist working within the ARS National Program on Climate Change, Soils and Emissions.

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