Date: 12.02.2021

A new book: Measuring Emission of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases

A new Open Access book "Measuring Emission of Agricultural Greenhouse Gases and Developing Mitigation Options using Nuclear and Related Techniques" was published by Springer in the beginning of 2021. On of the 41 co-authors was prof. Miloslav Šimek from the Institute of Soil Biology, Biology Centre CAS.

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. 

  • 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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