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Climate and water

The section aims to increase knowledge about how agriculture can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to changing climatic conditions and ensure the sustainability of agricultural production.

The focus is on agricultural emissions of methane and nitrous oxide, soil carbon balance and the use of water resources. The section also deals with the possibilities for increasing the production of biomass for energy and other purposes while maintaining food production.

Important elements in the research are the very different opportunities and constraints offered by the geographical variations in natural resources and nature conservation concerns that impact the need for variation in the use of agricultural technologies. Use of long-term experiments, mathematical models, geographical information systems and web-based databases are central to the research efforts.

Secretary: Friederike Malisch-Johnigk, e-mail: malisch-johnigk@agro.au.dk, mobil: 9351 7753