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Measuring Emission of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Developing Mitigation Options using Nuclear and Related Techniques

Applications of Nuclear Techniques for GHGs

  • Provides an up-to-date and detailed review of a rapidly changing area, presenting background information, toolboxes and innovation to address GHG emissions and GHG mitigation associated with climate change

  • Presents a practical hands-on approach to all current and new methods for quantifying GHG emissions and their production processes

  • Written by leading experts in the field, it offers a comprehensive overview of stable isotope methods in GHG emissions

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Greenhouse Gases from Agriculture

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 1-10Open Access
  3. Methodology for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Soils Using Non-isotopic Techniques

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 11-108Open Access
  4. Automated Laboratory and Field Techniques to Determine Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 109-139Open Access
  5. Micrometeorological Methods for Greenhouse Gas Measurement

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 141-150Open Access
  6. Direct and Indirect Effects of Soil Fauna, Fungi and Plants on Greenhouse Gas Fluxes

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 151-176Open Access
  7. Methane Production in Ruminant Animals

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 177-211Open Access
  8. Isotopic Techniques to Measure N2O, N2 and Their Sources

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 213-301Open Access
  9. Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    • M. Zaman, K. Kleineidam, L. Bakken, J. Berendt, C. Bracken, K. Butterbach-Bahl et al.
    Pages 303-328Open Access
  10. Back Matter

    Pages 329-337

About this book

This open access book is an outcome of the collaboration between the Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Section, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria, and the German Science Foundation research unit DASIM (Denitrification in Agricultural Soils: Integrated control and Modelling at various scales) and other institutes. It presents protocols, methodologies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for measuring GHGs from different agroecosystems and animals using isotopic and related techniques that can also be used to validate climate-smart agricultural practices to mitigate GHGs. The material featured is useful for beginners in the field wanting an overview of the current methodologies, but also for experts who need hands-on descriptions of said methodologies. The book is written in form of a monograph and consists of eight chapters. 

Keywords

  • Climate change impacts
  • Greenhouse gas methodologies
  • Mitigation and adaption of GHG
  • Nuclear and isotopic techniques
  • Agricultural soils and ruminants
  • Open Access
  • climate change

Editors and Affiliations

  • Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria

    Mohammad Zaman, Lee Heng

  • Institute of Plant Ecology, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Giessen, Germany

    Christoph Müller

About the editors

Dr. Mohammad Zaman is working as a Soil Scientist/Plant Nutritionist covering countries in Africa, Asia, Middle East, Europe, Central and Latin America on mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and developing climate smart agricultural practices for enhancing food production and minimizing land degradation and environmental sustainability using nuclear and related techniques. Prior to joining the SWMCN Section, he worked for 22 years in GHG mitigations, enhancing soil fertility and integrated plant nutrient management at different research, academic, commercial and international organizations in both developing and developed countries. Zaman is author and coauthor of one book, several book chapters and over 65 research publications in refereed journals. Zaman has won several awards for his professional achievements including the IAEA Superior Achievement Award in 2018, and the IAEA Best Technical Cooperation Award in 2018 and Lincoln University, Canterbury New Zealand Doctorate Scholarship in 1995. 

Christoph Müller, after an apprenticeship as a gardener (ornamental plants), Christoph studied Horticulture in Berlin, followed by a M.Sc. in Soil Water Management at Reading University and a Ph.D. in Soil Science at Lincoln University/New Zealand. Since 2007, he is Professor of Soil Science at University College Dublin and since 2009 Professor of Experimental Plant Ecology at the Justus Liebig University Gießen, where he is leading one of the worldwide longest running Free Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) studies on grassland. His main research interest is to unravel the effects of climate change on ecosystems processes and in particular the processes of the climate relevant trace gases CO2, CH4 and N2O via novel stable isotope tracing methods. Christoph has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index >41) and works as an expert for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) especially in the training of methods to quantify greenhouse gas emissions. He is married, and has two children, and when he is not doing science, he is interested in gardening and science history (e.g. collector of early Liebig trading cards).

Lee Heng is working as a Section Head of Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition (SWMCN) Subprogram in the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture. She has more than 27 years’ experience in soil-plant-water interactions, agricultural water management and water use efficiency, integrated nutrient water interactions, and diffuse pollution control for sustainable agricultural production systems, at both national and international levels. Her work is covering countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central and Latin America on sustainable land and water management for climate smart agriculture and the efficient use and conservation of agricultural resources for enhancing food production and environmental sustainability. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Measuring Emission of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Developing Mitigation Options using Nuclear and Related Techniques

  • Book Subtitle: Applications of Nuclear Techniques for GHGs

  • Editors: Mohammad Zaman, Lee Heng, Christoph Müller

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-55396-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna 2021

  • License: CC BY IGO

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-55395-1Published: 30 January 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-55398-2Published: 29 December 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-55396-8Published: 29 January 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XLVI, 337

  • Number of Illustrations: 26 b/w illustrations, 83 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Environmental Sciences, Climate Sciences, Agriculture, Measurement Science and Instrumentation, Applied Ecology, Soil Science

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)