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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Increasing Sustainability and Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Food and Biofuel Production Systems of the Upper Midwest U.S.

Location: Soil and Water Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Productivity limits and potentials of the principles of conservation agriculture - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(29-Aug-14)
Estimating regional greenhouse gas fluxes: An uncertainty analysis of 2 planetary boundary layer techniques and bottom-up inventories - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(27-Aug-14)
Quantifying greenhouse gas sources and sinks in cropland and grazing land systems - (Government Publication)
Ogle, S., Adler, P.R., Breidt, J., Del Grosso, S.J., Derner, J.D., Franzluebbers, A.J., Gleason, R., Liebig, M.A., Linquist, B., Six, J., Vankessel, C., Venterea, R.T., West, T. 2014. Quantifying greenhouse gas sources and sinks in cropland and grazing land systems. In: Eve, M., D. Pape, M. Flugge, R. Steele, D. Man, M. Riley-Gilbert, and S. Biggar (Eds.) Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Fluxes in Agriculture and Forestry: Methods for Entity-Scale Inventory. Technical Bulletin Number 1939, Office of the Chief Economist, USDA, Washington, DC. pp. 3-1-3-142.
Anhydrous ammonia injection depth does not affect N2O emissions in a silt loam over two growing seasons     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maharjan, B., Venterea, R.T. 2014. Anhydrous ammonia injection depth does not affect N2O emissions in a silt loam over two growing seasons. Journal of Environmental Quality. 43(5):1527-1535.
Agriculture: Sustainable crop and animal production to help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Snyder, C.S., Davidson, E.A., Smith, P., Venterea, R.T. 2014. Agriculture: Sustainable crop and animal production to help mitigate nitrous oxide emissions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 9-10:46-54.
Quantifying nitrous oxide fluxes on multiple spatial scales in the Upper Midwest, USA     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zhang, X., Lee, X., Griffis, T.J., Andrews, A.E., Baker, J.M., Erickson, M.D., Hu, N., Xiao, W. 2014. Quantifying nitrous oxide fluxes on multiple spatial scales in the Upper Midwest, USA. International Journal of Biometeorology. DOI: 10.1007/s00484-014-0842-4.
The impact of corn stover removal on N2O emission and soil respiration: An investigation with automated chambers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baker, J.M., Lamb, J.A., Fassbinder, J. 2014. The impact of corn stover removal on N2O emission and soil respiration: An investigation with automated chambers. BioEnergy Research. 7:503-508.
Genetic variation for life history sensitivity to seasonal warming in Arabidopsis thaliana     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Li, Y., Cheng, R., Spokas, K.A., Palmer, A., Borevitz, J. 2013. Genetic variation for life history sensitivity to seasonal warming in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. 196:569-577.
Productivity and carbon dioxide exchange of the leguminous crops: Estimates from flux tower measurements     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gilmanov, T., Baker, J.M., Bernacchi, C.J., Billesbach, D.P., Burba, G.G., Castro, S., Eugster, W., Fischer, M.L., Gamon, J.A., Gebremedhin, M.T., Glenn, A.J., Griffis, T.J., Hatfield, J.L., Heuer, M.W., Howard, D.M., Leclerc, M.Y., Loescher, H.L., Matloie, O., Matamala, R., Meyers, T.P., Olioso, A., Phillips, R.L., Prueger, J.H., Skinner, R.H., Suyker, A.E., Tenuta, M., Wylie, B.K. 2014. Productivity and carbon dioxide exchange of the leguminous crops: Estimates from flux tower measurements. Agronomy Journal. 106(2):545-559.
Greening Vermont: The search for a sustainable state - (Literature Review)
Venterea, R.T. 2013. Greening Vermont: The search for a sustainable state. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42:1908.
Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sun, Y., Gu, L., Dickinson, R., Pallardy, S., Baker, J.M., Cao, Y., Damatta, F., Dong, X., Ellsworth, D., Van Goethem, D., Jensen, A.M., Law, B.E., Loos, R., Martins, S.C., Norby, R.J., Weston, D., Winter, K. 2013. Asymmetrical effects of mesophyll conductance on fundamental photosynthetic parameters and their relationships estimated from leaf gas exchange measurements. Plant Cell and Environment. 37:978-994.
Nitrite intensity explains N management effects on N2O emissions in maize     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maharjan, B., Venterea, R.T. 2013. Nitrite intensity explains N management effects on N2O emissions in maize. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 66:229-238.
Greenhouse gas production in mixtures of soil with composted and noncomposted biochars is governed by char-associated organic compounds     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Borchard, N., Spokas, K.A., Prost, K., Siemens, J. 2014. Greenhouse gas production in mixtures of soil with composted and noncomposted biochars is governed by char-associated organic compounds. European Journal of Soil Science. 43(3):971-979.
Reconciling the differences between top-down and bottom-up estimates of nitrous oxide emissions for the US corn belt     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griffis, T.J., Lee, X., Baker, J.M., Russelle, M.P., Xhang, X., Venterea, R.T., Millet, D.B. 2013. Reconciling the differences between top-down and bottom-up estimates of nitrous oxide emissions for the US corn belt. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 27:746-754.
Fertilizer and irrigation management effects on nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Maharjan, B., Venterea, R.T., Rosen, C. 2014. Fertilizer and irrigation management effects on nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching. Agronomy Journal. 106(2):703-714.
Data analysis considerations - (Book / Chapter)
Venterea, R.T., Parkin, T.B., Cardebas, L., Petersen, S.O., Petersen, A.R. 2013. Data analysis considerations. In: DeKlein, C., Harvey, M., editors. Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Emissions. New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington, New Zealand. Available: http://www.globalresearchalliance.org/research/livestock/activities/nitrous-oxide-chamber-methodology-guidelines/.
Theoretical comparison of advanced methods for calculating nitrous oxide fluxes using non-steady state chambers     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Venterea, R.T. 2013. Theoretical comparison of advanced methods for calculating nitrous oxide fluxes using non-steady state chambers. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 77(3):709-720.
Automated, low-power chamber system for measuring nitrous oxide emissions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fassbinder, J.J., Schultz, N.M., Baker, J.M., Griffis, T.J. 2013. Automated, low-power chamber system for measuring nitrous oxide emissions. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42(2):606-614.
Regional scale analysis of nitrous oxide emissions within the U.S. Corn Belt and the potential role of episodic hot spots - (Abstract Only)
Griffis, T.J., Lee, X., Baker, J.M., Russelle, M.P., Xhang, X., Millet, D., Venterea, R.T. 2012. Regional scale analysis of nitrous oxide emissions within the U.S. Corn Belt and the potential role of episodic hot spots [abstract]. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. December 3-7, 2012. Abstract B52B-03.
Managing biogeochemical cycles to reduce greenhouse gases     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Post, W.M., Venterea, R.T. 2012. Managing biogeochemical cycles to reduce greenhouse gases. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(10):511.
Impact of biochar field aging on laboratory greenhouse gas production potentials     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spokas, K.A. 2012. Impact of biochar field aging on laboratory greenhouse gas production potentials. Global Change Biology Bioenergy. 5:165-176.
Improved methodology to assess modification and completion of landfill gas management in the aftercare period     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Morris, J., Crest, M., Barlaz, M., Spokas, K.A., Akerman, A., Yuan, L. 2012. Improved methodology to assess modification and completion of landfill gas management in the aftercare period. Waste Management. 32(2012):2364-2373.
Challenges and opportunities for mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized cropping systems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Venterea, R.T., Halvorson, A.D., Kitchen, N.R., Liebig, M.A., Cavigelli, M.A., Del Grosso, S.J., Motavalli, P.P., Nelson, K.A., Spokas, K.A., Singh, B.P., Stewart, C.E., Ranaivoson, A., Strock, J., Collins, H.P. 2012. Challenges and opportunities for mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from fertilized cropping systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 10(10)562-570.
Vegetative propagation of kura clover: a field-scale test     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baker, J.M. 2012. Vegetative propagation of kura clover: a field-scale test. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 92(7):1245-1251.
Climate, duration, and N placement determine N2O emissions in reduced tillage systems: a meta-analysis     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Van Kessel, C., Venterea, R.T., Six, J., Adviento Borde, A., Linquist, B., Van Groenigen, K. 2013. Climate, duration, and N placement determine N2O emissions in reduced tillage systems: a meta-analysis. Global Change Biology. 19(1)33-44.
Composting of biochars improves their sorption properties, retains nutrients during composting and affects greenhouse gas emissions after soil application - (Abstract Only)
(01-Jun-12)
Precision zonal management systems for resilient cereal yields and ecosystem services under variable climates - (Abstract Only)
(17-May-12)
Adding value to ethanol production byproducts through microwave assisted pyrolysis - (Abstract Only)
Spokas, K.A., Ruan, R., Morrison, R. 2012. Adding value to ethanol production byproducts through microwave assisted pyrolysis [abstract]. 2012 CUTC Program Book. New Processing Technology Session. p. 24. doi: http://corntechconf.org/CUTC/2012-CUTC-program-book.pdf.
Soil temperature regulates nitrogen loss from lysimeters following fall and winter manure application     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Williams, M.R., Feyereisen, G.W., Beegle, D.B., Shannon, R.D. 2012. Soil temperature regulates nitrogen loss from lysimeters following fall and winter manure application. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(3):861-870.
Elevated CO2 and O3 modify N turnover rates, but not N2O emissions     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Decock, C., Chung, H., Venterea, R.T., Leakey, A.B., Six, J. 2012. Elevated CO2 and O3 modify N turnover rates, but not N2O emissions. Journal of Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 51(1):104-114.
Evaluation of Sorbed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) on Various Biochars - (Abstract Only)
Spokas, K.A. 2012. Evaluation of Sorbed Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) on Various Biochars [abstract]. 2012 US Biochar Conference, July 29-Aug. 2, 2012, Sonoma, CA. Available at: http://2012.biochar.us.com/359/evaluation-sorbed-pah-compounds-biochar.
Remote estimation of crop gross primary production with Landsat data     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gitelson, A., Peng, Y., Masek, J., Rundquist, D., Verma, S., Suyker, A., Baker, J.M., Hatfield, J.L., Meyers, T. 2012. Remote estimation of crop gross primary production with Landsat data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 121:404-414.
Survey of nitrogen fertilizer use on corn in Minnesota     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bierman, P., Rosen, C., Venterea, R.T., Lamb, J. 2012. Survey of nitrogen fertilizer use on corn in Minnesota. Agricultural Systems. 109(1):43-52.
Potential GRACEnet linkages with other GHG and soil carbon research and monitoring programs - (Book / Chapter)
Baker, J.M., Follett, R.F. 2012. Potential GRACEnet linkages with other GHG and soil carbon research and monitoring programs. In: Liebig, M., Follett, R., Franzluebbers, A. (Eds.). Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Coordinated Agrucultural Research through GRACEnet to Address our Changing Climate. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. p. 457-466.
On-site denitrification beds could reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural drainage waters - (Abstract Only)
Fujinuma, R., Venterea, R.T., Ranaivoson, A., Moncrief, J., Dittrich, M. 2011. On-site denitrification beds could reduce indirect greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural drainage waters [abstract]. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA. Dec. 5-9, 2011. Abstract #B11C-0504.
Identification and correction of spectral contamination in 2H/1H and 18O/16O measured in leaf, stem, and soil water     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Schultz, N., Griffis, T.J., Lee, X., Baker, J.M. 2011. Identification and correction of spectral contamination in 2H/1H and 18O/16O measured in leaf, stem, and soil water. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. 25:3360-3368.
Broadcast urea reduces N2O emissions but increases NO emissions compared with conventional and shallow-applied anhydrous ammonia in a coarse-textured soil     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Fujinuma, R., Venterea, R.T., Rosen, C.J. 2011. Broadcast urea reduces N2O emissions but increases NO emissions compared with conventional and shallow-applied anhydrous ammonia in a coarse-textured soil. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40(6):1806-1815.
Winter crop and residue biomass potential in China     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Baxter, R.E., Feyereisen, G.W., Yanling, Y., Richard, T.L. 2011. Winter crop and residue biomass potential in China. Biofuels. 2(5):515-528.
Quantifying biases in non-steady state chamber measurements of soil-atmosphere gas exchange - (Book / Chapter)
Venterea, R.T., Parkin, T.B. 2012. Quantifying biases in non-steady state chamber measurements of soil-atmosphere gas exchange. In: Liebig, M., Follett, R., Franzluebbers, A., Editors. Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases: Coordinated Agricultural Research through GRACEnet to Address our Changing Climate. Waltham, MA: Academic Press. p. 327-343.
Qualitative analysis of volatile organic compounds on biochar     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spokas, K.A., Novak, J.M., Stewart, C.E., Cantrell, K.B., Uchimiya, S.M., Dusaire, M.G., Ro, K.S. 2011. Qualitative analysis of volatile organic compounds on biochar. Chemosphere. 85(5):869-882.
Effects of nitrogen fertilizer types on nitrous oxide emissions - (Book / Chapter)
Burger, M., Venterea, R.T. 2011. Effects of nitrogen fertilizer types on nitrous oxide emissions. In: Guo, L. et al., editors. Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management. ACS Symposium Series, Washington, DC: American Chemical Society. p. 179-202. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2011-1072.ch011.
Effects of fertilizer source and placement depth on N oxide emissions and N use efficiency in an irrigated coarse-textured soil - (Abstract Only)
Venterea, R.T. 2011. Effects of fertilizer source and placement depth on N oxide emissions and N use efficiency in an irrigated coarse-textured soil [abstract]. 2011 Air Quality Program Project Director's Meeting Proceedings. Abstract No. 2009-55112-05216, p. 26.
Biofuel potential of cellulosic double crops across the U.S. corn-soybean belt - (Abstract Only)
Gamargo, G.G., Feyereisen, G.W., Baxter, R.E., Baker, J.M., Richard, T.L. 2011. Biofuel potential of cellulosic double crops across the U.S. corn-soybean belt [abstract]. 6th Frontiers in Bioenergy. Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN. Poster No. 11.
What Americans Build and Why - (Review Article)
Feyereisen, G.W. 2011. What Americans Build and Why. Journal of Environmental Quality. 40(3):1029.
Influence of C4 vegetation on 13CO2 discrimination and isoforcing in the upper Midwest, United States     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Griffis, T.J., Baker, J.M., Sargent, S.D., Erickson, M., Corcoran, J., Chen, M., Billmark, K. 2010. Influence of C4 vegetation on 13CO2 discrimination and isoforcing in the Upper Midwest, United States. American Geophysical Union. 24(1):1-16.
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