Robust models for assessing the effectiveness of technologies and managements to reduce N2O emissions from grazed pastures (Models4Pastures)

Agricultural cultivation systems such as grazed pastures are characterized by considerable nitrogen losses in the form of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide. This project seeks possible ways to improve currently available models to estimate nitrous oxide emissions from grazed pastures.

The Models4Pastures project is funded under the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI). It is a collaboration between New Zealand, the UK, Italy, Switzerland and France.

The Project

Dr. Lutz Merbold

ETH Zürich

Project leader

Val Snow

Project Coordinator