Comparing N2O fluxes from recently created extensive grasslands and sites remaining under intensive agricultural management

C. A. Horrocks*, J. A. J. Dungait, K. V. Heal, L. M. Cardenas

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Abstract

The creation of extensive grasslands is encouraged under the current European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with the aim of enhancing the provision of ecosystem services, including the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent GHG strongly associated with the use of nitrogen (N) fertiliser application in agriculture, but soil conditions (temperature and moisture) are also considered to be important drivers of N2O fluxes. Management strategies to reduce N2O emissions are urgently required to inform the sustainable agricultural practice. N2O fluxes from recently created (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-84
Number of pages8
JournalAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
Volume199
Early online date14 Sep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Extensification
  • Agricultural management
  • Ecosystem services
  • Land-use
  • NITROUS-OXIDE EMISSIONS
  • GREENHOUSE-GAS EMISSIONS
  • UK AGRICULTURE
  • SOILS
  • DENITRIFICATION
  • SYSTEMS
  • NITRATE
  • IMPACT
  • CROPS
  • WATER

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