GHG Europe


Draft programme for download (version 07.02.2011).

Thursday, 17 February 2011


Light lunch and registration


Introduction of participants and workshop



Modelling grasslands and croplands - role of spin-up runs for pool
initialisation. Do we need to parameterise soil organic carbon

A novel algebraic method of soil organic carbon equilibrium

(G. Bellocchi)

14:30-16:00 Do we need to parameterise soil organic carbon pools?

Talks of 20 minutes each

Links between experimental data and modelling. What do we expect?

(N. Vuichard)

Soil organic carbon pools parameters used in the RothC model

(M. Donini)

4 models (PhD objectives and work done)

(R. Nemoto)

The impact of input data on environmental models: the propagation of uncertainty and assumptions

(A. Hastings)


Coffee break

16:30-18.45 Data sets available, providers of data on paired agricultural management (grasslands and croplands)

Talks of 20 minutes each

Managing GHG emissions from agricultural lands in The Netherlands

(C. Jacobs)

GHG emissions from managed peatlands in northern California

(Y. A. Teh)

Assessing the greenhouse gas budget of eco-tillage and other mitigation options for arable ecosystems "tillage managements and trace gases emissions"

(M. Helmy)

Long term effects (10 years) of the use of composted manures (organic farming) with the use of fresh manures combined with slurries and mineral fertilisers

(J. Romanyà i Socoró)

Overview and selected results regarding management impact on soil C stocks in Sweden

(T. Kätterer)

Impact of agricultural practises and climatic variability on carbon storage of grazed grassland

(K. Klumpp)


Open dinner

Friday, 18 February 2011

9:00 Continuation: Data sets available, providers of data on paired agricultural management (grasslands and croplands)

A generic probability based algorithm to simulate the distribution of crop types in time and space

(M. Wattenbach)

Measuring and upscaling soil CO2 efflux from different arable management practices and associated uncertainties

(A.-K- Prescher)

Simulating the impacts of field management on present and future nitrous oxide emissions and biomass production from Irish agriculture

(Dr. M. Abdalla)


Coffee break

Empirical Estimation of SOC Stocks for Major Agricultural Land Uses in the Republic of Ireland

(I. Khalil)

Effect of tillage system on rapeseed GHG balance in a paired experiment in Central Italy

(R. Casa)



14:30-16:00 Wrap-up: Quantifying response processes and the vulnerability of C pools and GHG fluxes on agricultural lands in relation to management and site properties

Quantitative understanding of the response and vulnerability of ecosystem C and GHG fluxes to changes in external drivers

(K. Klumpp, G. Bellocchi)

Final discussion synthesis


End of the workshop

EU contract No. 244122


Project finished in September 2013  [more]

Imer D, Merbold L, Eugster W, Buchmann N (2013)  [more]

Luyssaert, S., G. Abril, et al. (2012)  [more]

Merbold L, Steinlin C, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Mohn J, Steinlin C, Merbold L, Emmenegger L, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Nabuurs G-J, Lindner M, Verkerk PJ, Gunia K, Deda P, Michalak R, Grassi G (2013)  [more]

Scott RL, Serrano-Ortiz P, Domingo F, Hamerlynck EP, Kowalski AS (2012)  [more]

Wolf S, Eugster W, Ammann C, Haeni M, Zielis S, Hiller R, Stieger J, Imer D, Merbold L, Buchmann N (2013)   [more]


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Fundingsource: EU (FP7)
EC-contribution: 6.6 Mio.€
Duration: 2010-2013
Consortium: 41 partners, 15 countries
Coordinator: A. Freibauer (TI)