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Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in afforested ecosystems in southeastern Australia - fluxes, processes and regional budget [ 2004 - 2007 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0455475]

Researchers Dr SK Arndt;Dr CJ Weston;Dr K Butterbach-Bahl;Dr S Livesley;

Brief description There are no data available about the extent of emissions of the non-CO2 greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane from soils of forest ecosystems in Australia and the current methodolgy to quantify these emissions contains high uncertainties. Using the latest technology available we propose to i) measure emission rates of afforested ecosystems for non-CO2 greenhouse gases in relation to previous land-use in southeastern Australia, ii) identify the processes controlling the emissions, iii) use the obtained data to calibrate a biogeochemical model, and iv) use the model to estimate regional inventories for non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions in southeastern Australia.

Funding Amount $416,144

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