Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management

Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management

by Lei Guo, Amrith Gunasekara, Laura McConnell
     
 

This ACS Symposium Series title addresses global warming, one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times. The agricultural sector is the largest source of global anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), both of which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The book provides a comprehensive overview of important

Overview

This ACS Symposium Series title addresses global warming, one of the most pressing environmental concerns of our times. The agricultural sector is the largest source of global anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), both of which are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. The book provides a comprehensive overview of important issues related to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems, including measurement of greenhouse gas emissions in agricultural fields, development of alternative management practices as mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and greenhouse gas accounting methodologies and modeling. Both crop and animal production systems are addressed by internationally acclaimed experts in the field. The diverse topics presented in the book will help the readers grasp quickly the fundamental as well as practical aspects of managing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural systems. The book serves as a valuable source of information for researchers and environmental practitioners on the most updated knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions from field crops and livestock animals. It can also be used as reference material for an upper-level environmental or agricultural sciences course on global warming.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841226548
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
ACS Symposium Series, #1072
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Lei Guo is an Air Pollution Specialist with the California Air Resource Board (CARB). She is the lead scientist at CARB on agricultural greenhouse gas issues, and serves as the key technical staff on the nitrous oxide working group that oversees the California research program on nitrous oxide emissions.

Dr. Amrith Gunasekara is the Science Advisor to the Secretary at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). He is lead scientist working on greenhouse gases from agriculture at CDFA.

Laura McConnell is a Research Chemist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland. She is a lead scientist working within the ARS National Program on Climate Change, Soils and Emissions.

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