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Research Project: Strategies to Predict and Manipulate Responses of Crops and Crop Disease to Anticipated Changes of Carbon Dioxide, Ozone and Temperature

Location: Plant Science Research

Title: Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

Author
item Franzluebbers, Alan
item Angers, Denis - Agri Food - Canada
item Clark, Harry - New Zealand Institute Of Plant & Food Research
item Ehrhardt, Fiona - Inra, Génétique Animale Et Biologie Intégrative , Jouy-En-josas, France
item Grace, Peter - Queensland University Of Technology
item Martin-neto, Ladislau - Embrapa
item Mcconkey, Brian - Agri Food - Canada
item Palmer, Leann - Queensland University Of Technology
item Recous, Sylvie - Inra, Génétique Animale Et Biologie Intégrative , Jouy-En-josas, France
item Rodrigues, Renato - Embrapa
item Scholten, Martin - Wageningen Agricultural University
item Shafer, Steven
item Slattery, Bill - Department Of Environment And Primary Industries
item Soussana, Jean-francois - Inra, Génétique Animale Et Biologie Intégrative , Jouy-En-josas, France
item Verhagen, Jan - Wageningen Agricultural University
item Yagi, Kazuyuki - National Institute For Agro-Environmental Sciences
item Zorilla, Gonzalo - National Agricultural Research Institute(INIA)

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/1/2014
Publication Date: 7/16/2015
Citation: Franzluebbers, A.J., Angers, D., Clark, H., Ehrhardt, F., Grace, P., Martin-Neto, L., Mcconkey, B., Palmer, L., Recous, S., Rodrigues, R., Scholten, M., Shafer, S.R., Slattery, B., Soussana, J., Verhagen, J., Yagi, K., Zorilla, G. 2015. Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases. In Zolin, C.A., Rodrigues, R.A.R. (eds) Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources in Agriculture. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press. Book Chapter. p. 39-60.

Interpretive Summary: Increasing human population pressure on the Earth is of great concern and a key reason why agricultural and natural resource sciences must be fully engaged to develop solutions for a sustainable future. Increasing population puts pressure on the demand for food, clean water, healthy soil, and a stable climate. USDA scientists along with scientists from 40 other countries have become a part of the Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases to share scientific resources globally to make more rapid change toward adoption of best management practices for greater productivity and mitigation of greenhouse gases under the diversity of agricultural conditions in the world. This report outlines the short-term objectives of the croplands, livestock, and paddy rice research groups in the Alliance. The Alliance was undertaken to transcend the science of natural resource management beyond political borders to secure a sustainable future.

Technical Abstract: The Global Research Alliance (GRA) on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases was formed to build upon the positive scientific understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions research within the agricultural community of many countries, as well as to bring greater visibility to the larger role that agriculture could undertake in mitigating global GHG emissions. The original and continued goal of the GRA was to reduce GHG emissions intensity of agricultural production systems and increase their potential for soil carbon sequestration. This chapter described the five groups of the GRA that are organized around themes of croplands, livestock, paddy rice, soil carbon and nitrogen cycling, and inventories and measurement.