Department of Environment Science, Policy, and Management, University of California at Berkeley, and Department of Plant Sciences, University of California at Davis). Read the full paper » paper: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Manure Management: A Review of Field-Based Studies Global Change Biology (2014 doi:.1111/gcb.12687 research team: Justine. Paper: Long-Term Climate Change Mitigation Potential with Organic Matter Management on Grasslands, Ecological Applications 25,. Owen and Whendee.
Read the full paper wHAT ARE THE greenhouse GAS emissions from THE lifecycle OF compost production AND application ON rangelands? Read the summary read the full paper dO rangelands have THE potential TO mitigate climate change? Paper: A Lifecycle Model to Evaluate Carbon Sequestration Potential and Greenhouse Gas Dynamics of Managed Grasslands, Ecosystems 16 (2013 962979. Research team: Rebecca Ryals and Whendee. Paper: Grassland Compost Amendments Increase Plant Production without Changing Plant Communities, Ecosphere 7,. Net ecosystem C storage increased by 2570 without including the direct addition of compost C, while compost had no effect on nitrous oxide N20? Suding and Whendee. Compost with lower C:N ratios led to greater sequestration but higher N2O emissions. Findings : When research for MCP began, we wanted to review the existing knowledge on how much carbon (C) is stored in Californias rangeland soils and to see if there were predictable patterns in C storage (i.e., if there were known drivers of patterns across. Read the full paper paper: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Opportunities in California Agriculture, Review of California Rangeland Emissions and Mitigation Potential, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. Read the summary read the full paper cAN land management enhance soil carbon sequestration? We used data from amended and unamended fields in California to parameterize the DayCent Model to estimate C, nitrogen, and greenhouse gas fluxes.
Findings: We found that a single (one-time) application of compost doubled forage production (increasing 4070) and soil C sequestration (on average 1 ton/hectar) over three years on both coastal (wet) and Sierra Foothill (dry) Mediterranean grassland systems. Few differences were seen when applying small amounts for multiple years versus a single one-time application. 2 (2015 531545, 2015 by the Ecological Society of America research team: Melanie.