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Research Project: SOIL AND GAS FLUX RESPONSE TO IMPROVED MANAGEMENT IN COLD, SEMIARID AGROECOSYSTEMS

Location: Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory

Title: MAGGnet: An international network to foster mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases

Author
item Liebig, Mark
item Franzluebbers, Alan
item Alvarez, C - National Institute Of Agricultural Technology(INTA)
item Chiesa, T - Universidad De Buenos Aires
item Lewczuk, N - National Institute Of Agricultural Technology(INTA)
item Pineiro, G - Universidad De Buenos Aires
item Posse, G - National Institute Of Agricultural Technology(INTA)
item Yahdjian, L - Universidad De Buenos Aires
item Grace, P - Queensland University Of Technology
item Cabral, O Machado - Embrapa
item Martin-neto, L - Embrapa
item Rodrigues, R De Aragao - Embrapa
item Amiro, B - University Of Manitoba
item Angers, D - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Hao, X - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Oelbermann, M - University Of Waterloo
item Tenuta, M - University Of Manitoba
item Munkholm, L - Aarhus University
item Regina, K - Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE)
item Cellier, P - French National Institute For Agricultural Research
item Ehrhardt, F - French National Institute For Agricultural Research
item Richard, G - French National Institute For Agricultural Research
item Dechow, R - Thunen Institute Of Climate-Smart Agriculture
item Agus, F - Indonesian Soil Research Institute
item Widiarta, N - Indonesian Center For Food Crop Research And Development
item Spink, J - Oak Park Crops Research Centre
item Berti, A - Universita Di Padova
item Grignani, Carlo - University Of Turin
item Mazzoncini, Marco - University Of Pisa
item Orsini, Roberto - Polytechnic University Of Marche
item Roggero, Pier Paolo - Dipartimento Di Agraria, Universita Degli Studi Di Sassari
item Seddaiu, Giovanna - Dipartimento Di Agraria, Universita Degli Studi Di Sassari
item Tei, Francesco - University Of Perugia
item Ventrella, Domenico - Consiglio Per La Ricerca In Agricoltura E L'Analisi Dell'economia Agraria, Unita Di Ricerca Per I S
item Vitali, Giuliano - Universita Di Bologna
item Kishimoto-mo, A - National Institute For Agro-Environmental Sciences
item Shirato, Y - National Institute For Agro-Environmental Sciences
item Sudo, S - National Institute For Agro-Environmental Sciences
item Shin, J - National Academy Of Agricultural Science
item Schipper, L - University Of Waikato
item Save, R - Institute Of Agrifood Research And Technology
item Leifeld, J - Agroscope
item Spadavecchia, L - Department For Environment Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
item Yeluripati, J - The James Hutton Institute
item Del Grosso, Stephen - Steve
item Rice, C - Kansas State University
item Sawchik, J - National Agricultural Research Institute(INIA)

Submitted to: Carbon Management
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/13/2016
Publication Date: 5/31/2016
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/63066
Citation: Liebig, M.A., Franzluebbers, A.J., Alvarez, C., Chiesa, T.D., Lewczuk, N., Pineiro, G., Posse, G., Yahdjian, L., Grace, P., Cabral, O.R., Martin-Neto, L., Rodrigues, R.R., Amiro, B., Angers, D., Hao, X., Oelbermann, M., Tenuta, M., Munkholm, L.J., Regina, K., Cellier, P., Ehrhardt, F., Richard, G., Dechow, R., Agus, F., Widiarta, N., Spink, J., Berti, A., Grignani, C., Mazzoncini, M., Orsini, R., Roggero, P., Seddaiu, G., Tei, F., Ventrella, D., Vitali, G., Kishimoto-Mo, A., Shirato, Y., Sudo, S., Shin, J., Schipper, L., Save, R., Leifeld, J., Spadavecchia, L., Yeluripati, J., Del Grosso, S.J., Rice, C., Sawchik, J. 2016. MAGGnet: An international network to foster mitigation of agricultural greenhouse gases. Carbon Management. doi:10.1080/17583004.2016.1180586.

Interpretive Summary: Research networks play a central role in identifying how agriculture can mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to expected climate changes. In 2012, a GHG research network referred to as MAGGnet (Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Network) was established within the Croplands Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). With involvement from 46 alliance member countries, MAGGnet seeks to provide a platform for the inventory and analysis of agricultural GHG mitigation research throughout the world. As a ‘first step’, metadata were compiled from 315 experimental studies in 20 countries using a standardized spreadsheet. Most studies were completed (74%) and conducted within a 1-3 year duration (68%). Soil carbon and nitrous oxide emissions were measured in over 80% of the studies. Among plant variables, grain yield was assessed across studies most frequently (56%), followed by stover (35%), and root (9%) biomass. Despite its recent emergence as a GHG network, MAGGnet has contributed to modeling efforts and has spurred other research groups in the GRA to collect experimental site metadata using an adapted spreadsheet. The value of MAGGnet to the scientific community will be directly proportional to its capacity to provide useful information for the analysis of GHG mitigation data. With time and continued effort, MAGGnet can serve to further GHG mitigation science through new collaborations among contributing members.

Technical Abstract: Research networks provide a framework for review, synthesis, and systematic testing of theories by multiple scientists across international borders critical for addressing global-scale issues. In 2012, a greenhouse gas (GHG) research network referred to as MAGGnet (Managing Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Network) was established within the Croplands Research Group of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA). With involvement from 46 alliance member countries, MAGGnet seeks to provide a platform for the inventory and analysis of agricultural GHG mitigation research throughout the world. To date, metadata from 315 experimental studies in 20 countries have been compiled using a standardized spreadsheet. Most studies were completed (74%) and conducted within a 1-3 year duration (68%). Soil carbon and nitrous oxide emissions were measured in over 80% of the studies. Among plant variables, grain yield was assessed across studies most frequently (56%), followed by stover (35%), and root (9%) biomass. MAGGnet has contributed to modeling efforts and has spurred other research groups in the GRA to collect experimental site metadata using an adapted spreadsheet. With continued growth and investment, MAGGnet will leverage limited-resource investments by any one country to produce an inclusive, globally-shared meta-database focused on the science of GHG mitigation. Enhanced understanding of management effects on GHG emissions, along with improved model predictions, reflect potential contributions from MAGGnet that can serve to support both adoption of best practices by producers and informed decision making by policymakers.