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Comparison of Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Extensive and Intensive Grazing in a Temperate Maritime Climate : Volume 9, Issue 8 (02/08/2012)

By Skiba, U.

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Title: Comparison of Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Extensive and Intensive Grazing in a Temperate Maritime Climate : Volume 9, Issue 8 (02/08/2012)  
Author: Skiba, U.
Volume: Vol. 9, Issue 8
Language: English
Subject: Science, Biogeosciences, Discussions
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Helfter, C., Drewer, J., Jones, S. K., Dinsmore, K., Mckenzie, R., Sutton, M. A.,...Skiba, U. (2012). Comparison of Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Extensive and Intensive Grazing in a Temperate Maritime Climate : Volume 9, Issue 8 (02/08/2012). Retrieved from

Description: Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bush Estate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0QB, UK. Greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes from a seminatural, extensively sheep grazed drained moorland and intensively sheep grazed fertilised grassland in SE Scotland were compared over 4 yr (2007–2010). Nitrous oxide and CH4 fluxes were measured by static chambers, respiration from soil including ground vegetation by a flow through chamber and the net ecosystem exchange of CO2 by eddy covariance. All GHG fluxes displayed high temporal and interannual variability. Temperature, radiation, water table height and precipitation could explain a significant percentage of seasonal and interannual variations. Greenhouse gas fluxes were dominated by the net ecosystem exchange of CO2, emissions of N2O from the grazed grassland (384 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1) and emissions of CH4 from ruminant fermentation (147 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1). Methane emissions from the moorland were small (6.7 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1). Net ecosystem exchange of CO2 and respiration were much larger on the productive fertilised grassland (−1624 and +7157 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1, respectively) than the seminatural moorland (−338 and +2554 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1, respectively). Large CH4 and N2O losses from the grazed grassland counteracted the CO2 uptake by 35%, whereas the small N2O and CH4 emissions from the moorland did only impact the NEE by 2%.The 4 yr average GHG budget for the grazed grassland was 1006 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1 and 331 g CO2eq m<sup>−2 yr−1 for the moorland.

Comparison of soil greenhouse gas fluxes from extensive and intensive grazing in a temperate maritime climate

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