Fourth USDA Greenhouse Gas Conference
Positioning Agriculture and Forestry to Meet the Challenges of Climate Change
February 6-8, 2007
Opening Plenary Session
Introduction and Welcome
Jerry Hatfield, USDA National Soil Tilth Lab
Mark Rey, USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and the Environment
Opportunities for Partnerships with Agriculture. Jean-Mari Peltier, National Council of Farm Cooperatives.
Producer Participation in the
Emerging Carbon Credit Markets. David Miller,
“That’s Not What I Meant”: Bringing Science to Policy in a Political and Media-Savvy World. Brian Murray, Duke University.
Earth Science and Climate Change. Mary Cleave, NASA.
Zones as an Indicator of Forest Coarse and Fine Woody Debris Carbon Stocks in
NE Forests 2100: A Synthesis of Climate Change
Research on Northern Forest Ecosystems in the Northeastern U.S. and
Consistent Standard Estimates of Carbon in
Forest Ecosystems and Harvested Wood for the
Imputing Soil Carbon Measurements Across the
Landscape. Charles Perry,
The Kane Experimental
Potential of Metasequoia glyptostroboides as a Short Rotation Forestry Species.
Korean Fir (Abies koreana) Decline in
Air Pollution Effects on Physiological,
Anatomical and Morphological Changes of Several Urban Tree Species in
Effects of Forest
Nutrient Distribution in Soil Immediately
Following Prescribed Treatments in
Additional Carbon Sequestration Through
Nitrogen Fertilization of Pacific Northwest Forests. Robert Harrison,
Economic Potential for Carbon Mitigation in
Indian Forestry. Jayant A. Sathaye, Lawrence
Trace Gas Emissions, Part I
Importance of Manure Accumulation for Trace Gas Production in a Semi-Arid
Landscape. Paul Dijkstra, Northern
Monitoring CO2, CH4, and N2O Emissions from Soil in Agricultural Fields in
Field Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions in a Furrow-Irrigated Field Under Standard and Minimum Tillage. Amy King, University of California-Davis.
Effect of Thinning and Clear-Cutting on GHG Fluxes in the Japanese Forests. Tomoaki Morishita, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute.
Diet Influence on Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Lactating Dairy Cows. P. Merino, NEIKER.
Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Trace Gas Emissions, Part II
Emissions of N2O from Canadian Agricultural Sources: An IPCC
Tier II Approach.
Philippe Rochette, Agriculture &
New Open-Path Optical Remote Sensing Method to Estimate Methane Emission from Soil. Kyoung Ro, USDA-ARS.
Effect of Irrigation on Displacement of Greenhouse Bases from Soil Pore Space. R.S. Tubbs, USDA-ARS.
Potential for Alternatives in Farm Management to Reduce Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Cynthia Kallenback, University of California-Davis.
Hydro-Climatic Events and Greenhouse Gas
Dynamics in Riparian Forests. Pierre-Andre Jacinthe,
Effects of Current Cropping Systems on
Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from Agricultural Soils in
Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Agricultural and
Forest Soils of
Forecasting the Contribution of Nitrogen Fertilizer to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Thomas Bruulsema, Potash & Phosphate Institute.
Crop Response to Climate Change
Stabilizing Pulse Crop Yield as the Climate
Growth and Yield of Chickpea Cultivar Under Rising Atmospheric CO2. Madan Pal Singh, Indian Agricultural Research Institute.
Climate Change and Crop Production:
Simulations of Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for
Enhanced Forage Production Resulting from Rising Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide May Not Be Good News for Rangeland. Jack Morgan, USDA-ARS Crops Research Laboratory.
Soil Carbon, Pt. I
Biosolids: CO2 Source or Sink? Guanglong Tian, MWRDGC.
Dryland Soil Carbon Dioxide Emission and Carbon Storage as Influenced by Tillage, Cropping, and Nitrogen Fertilization. Upendra Sainju, USDA-ARS NPARL.
Novel Technology for Stable Soil Carbon Sequestration. Debbie Reed,
Organic Carbon Across a Coastal Plain Landscape: Effects of Tillage and Crop
Management Systems. Jeffrey Novak, USDA-ARS Coastal
in Total Soil Organic Carbon Caused by Crop Rotation and Bio Cover after Four
Years of No Tillage Production. Jason Wight,
pCO2 Profiles in Soils of
Irrigated Orchards and Their Relation to Carbon Sequestration. Gil Eshel,
Technologies for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Utilizing CO2 in
Impact of Grain Biofuel Production on the Global Warming Potential of Maize-Based Agroecosystems. Daniel Walters, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The Influence of
Marginal Biophysical Responses to Assess Cropland Greenhouse Gas Abatement
Potential. Seven K. Rose,
Cellulosic and Grain Bioenergy Crops Reduce Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions Associated with Transportation Fuels. Paul Adler, USDA-ARS.
Estimating Carbon Storage in NRCS Agroforestry Practices. Miles Merwin, USDA-NRCS.
Forest Carbon Sequestration Potential in
The Charcoal Vision: A Recipe for Simultaneously Producing Bioenergy, Permanently Sequestering Carbon, and Enhancing Soil and Water Quality. David Laird, USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory.
Public Policy: Economic and Social Implications
Potential Adaptation Options for US National Forests to Climate Change.
Geoffrey M. Blate,
A Biomass Future for the North American
Agriculture in the Climate Change and Energy
Price Squeeze. Bruce McCarl,
Stratified Regional Baselines for Land Use
Change and Forestry Projects. Jayant A. Sathaye, Lawrence
Multipurpose, Diversified Biomass Bedstock
Systems: Farm Carbon with a Twist. Michele Schoeneberger,
Potential Environmental and Economic Benefits
to a National “Cap and Trade” System and Bioenergy:
Helping the Carbon Market Work for the Rural Poor in Developing Countries: The Potential for Public-Private Partnerships to Overcome Current Barriers. Jonathan D. Haskett, Independent Consultant.
Greenhouse Gas Registries
Overview of the
Comet-VR Carbon Sequestration Tool. Roel Vining, USDA-NRCS.
1605(b) Trace Gas Emission Methodologies for Agricultural Resources. Jan Lewandrowski, USDA-GCPO.
Update on Agriculture and
Forestry Participation in the
New Protocol for Agriculture in
Comprehensive Environmental Accounting for Anaerobic Digesters. Wiley Barbour, Environmental Resources Trust.
Mapping the Voluntary U.S. Carbon Markets. Katherine Hamilton, Ecosystem Marketplace.
Crop Carbon Exchange, Pt. I
Manure and Tillage Effects on Carbon Dioxide and Water Fluxes Using Eddy Covariance Techniques. Donald Reicosky, USDA-ARS.
Within Canopy CO2 and H2O Vapor Exchanges in Corn-Soybean Crops. Jerry Hatfield, USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory.
CO2 and H2O Vapor Exchanges Across Growing Seasons in Rainfed Corn-Soybean Systems. John Preuger, USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory.
Impact of a Cover Crop on Carbon and Water Balance of Corn/Soybean Systems. John Baker, USDA-ARS.
The Determination of Carbon Dioxide Concentration Using Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Isotopic Diluation. Brendan G. DeLacy, Science Applications International Corporation.
Crop Carbon Exchange, Pt. II
Some Sources of Variability in the CO2 Enhancement Ration. Edwin L. Fiscus, USDA-ARS Plant Science Research Unit.
Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria (PSB), Farmyard Manure and Phosphorus on Growth
and Yield of Lentil (Lens culinaris
Medik.). Manjitinder S. Deol,
Conservation Tillage and Poultry Litter Application on Carbon Dioxide Efflux
from Soil in Cotton Production Systems. Seshadri Sajjala Reddy,
Flux Associated with Management and Disturbance Along an Urban to Rural
Trace Gas Emissions: GRACEnet
GRACEnet (Greenhouse Gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement Network): An Assessment of Soil Carbon Sequestration and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation by Agricultural Management. Diane E. Stott, USDA-ARS.
Management Impacts on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Cool, Humid Northeastern
Potential of Long-Term Grazing Management Systems in the
Temporal Variability of N2O Emissions from a Central Iowa Corn Field. Tim B. Parkin, USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory.
Nitrous Oxide and Methane Emissions from Grazed Pasture. Curtis Dell, USDA-ARS PSWMRU.
Nitrogen, Tillage, and Crop Rotation Effects on Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Irrigated Cropping Systems. Ardell D. Halvorson, USDA-ARS NPA SPNR.
GHG Emissions from Corn-Soybean Rotations on a Mollisol. D.E. Stott, USDA-ARS.
Modeling/Scaling, Pt. I
Emissions from Agricultural Soil Management in the Inventory of
of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in
The Truth about
Global Climate Change in the
Flux Measurements to Regional Carbon Dynamics. Kenneth Clark,
American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARC-CAP): Evaluating
Uncertainties in Projections of Regional Climate Change. Raymond Arritt,
Soil Carbon Methods
Carbon Using Inelastic Neutron Scattering (INS), Mid Infra-Red Spectroscopy
(MIDR) and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS): A Field Test. Ronny D.
Non-Destructive Field Scanning for Belowground Carbon Content. Lucian Wielopolski, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Evaluation of the Cellulose Absorption Index (CAI) for Estimation of Crop Residue Cover and Soil Carbon. Guy Serbin, USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Lab.
Measurement by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometry: Effect of Different Soil
Properties. Autumn S. Wang,
Where’s the Carbon? Reducing the Uncertainty of Soil-Sequestered Carbon Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy on a Field-Scale Basis. Eric Lund, Veris Technologies.
Effect of Soil Moisture and Density on Carbon Measurements with an In-Situ INS System. Oded Doron, Brookhaven National Laboratory.
Modeling/Scaling, Pt. II
DAYCENT Model Using Crop Yield and N2O Data from Irrigated
Manure-DNDC: Building a Process Based Biogeochemical Tool for Quantifying
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from
Look at Agriculture and LULUCF Estimates in the Inventory of
Commodity-Specific GHG Inventories in Canadian Agriculture. James A. Dyer, Private Consultant.
Calculations for Canadian Inventories and Intensity Indicator: Example of the
Dairy Sector. Xavier P.C. Verge, Agriculture and
US Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Report 4.3: The Effects of Climate change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity
the Report. David Schimel,
Agriculture. Jerry Hatfield. USDA-ARS National Soil Tilth Laboratory.
Resources. Dennis Lettenmaier,
Public Policy: Market-Based Incentives
Farm Bill Incentives for Climate Protection. Elizabeth Martin Perera, Natural Resources Defense Council.
Modeling Can Provide Better Value to Soil-based GHG Offset Buyers and Sellers.
Accounting for Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry Projects.
Indicators of Carbon
Sequestration and Climate Change Impacts in Agricultural and
Potential and Costs of Avoided Deforestation. Brent L. Sohngen, The
Management of Risk Associated with Climate Extremes as Indicators of Adaptation
to Climate Change. Jennifer Phillips,
Soil Carbon, Pt. II
Aggregation and C Sequestration: Effect of Management Practices. Karina
Effect of Land Conversion
and Intensive Management on Carbon Sequestration in the State of
Addition of Inorganic By-Products to Sewage Sludges to Stabilize Organic Carbon. Marta Camps-Arbestain, NEIKER-Instituto Vasco de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agrario.
High Biomass Removal Limits Carbon Sequestration Potential of Manure in Temperate Pastures. R. Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems Laboratory.
Modeling/Scaling, Pt. III
Ecosystem Carbon Flux Measurements and Remote Sensing to Estimate Regional
Primary Production in
Simulations of Crop Yields and Soil Organic Carbon in
Using CQESTR to Predict Effects of Management Practices on Carbon Sequestration. Yi Liang, USDA-ARS.
Simulating Carbon Sequestration in Plowed and No-Tillage Systems in Brazilian Oxisols Using CQESTR. Luiz F. Leite, Embrapa/USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory.
Using EPIC v.3060 and the Soil Conditioning Index to Predict Soil Organic Carbon in Cotton Production Systems of the Southeastern U.S. Deborah A. Abrahamson, USDA-ARS.
Inventory of C Change for Agricultural Soils in
Trace Gas Emissions, Pt. IV
Methane Emissions and Energy Partition in Ethiopian Bos indicus Cattle Fed on Tropical Feeds. Berhanu K. Tesfaye, International Livestock Research Institute.
Distributions of Microbial Enzyme Activity Under Reduced Versus Conventional
Tillage: Role in Mediating N2O Emissions. Rodney Venterea,
Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in Organic, No-Till and Conventional-Till Cropping Systems.
Greenhouse Gas Source Identification and Flux Measurements Using an Optical Remote Sending Method and a Photoacoustic Multi-Gas Analyzer. Kyoung Ro, USDA-ARS.
Emission of the
Greenhouse Gas Nitrous Oxide (N2O) from Riparian Forest
Buffers, Warm-Season and Cool-Season Grass Filters and Crop Fields. Dong-Gill
Carbon Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide Fluxes in Organic, No-Till and Chisel-Till Cropping Systems. Milutin Djurickovic, USDA-ARS ANRI SASL.