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ERAGAS - ERANET Call 2016 16/RD/ERAGAS/4 Teagasc €236,134

Project Title:

Managing and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in different landscape mosaics

Project Coordinator:

Bruce Osborne, University College Dublin

Project Abstract

Managing and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in different landscape mosaics (GHG Manage)

A typical European farmed landscape comprises a mosaic of land use/land cover elements comprising different crops, including forestry, and contrasting management practices. Whilst quantification of the contribution of these different landscape elements to the greenhouse gas (GHG) balance is a major challenge this does provide an opportunity to offset one land use or land parcel against another to reduce on-farm greenhouse gas emissions and enhance carbon sequestration. In the GHG Manage project we aim to assess the GHG exchange characteristics and carbon sequestration capacity of typical European landscape mosaics, using archived data sets, as well as through the use of innovative experimental and modelling approaches that can be applied down to the farm scale. Of particular importance will be the development of new techniques for assessing GHG emissions over small areas of land over short time scales. We will investigate whether there are optimal configurations of different landscape elements and associated management practices that can be used to compensate for differences in GHG emissions, as well as assess their economic and social consequences. This information will subsequently feed into the development of reporting tools and process-based models for quantifying on-farm GHG budgets and thereby contribute to improved National reporting capability.

Final Report:

Not available yet.