Biophysical Factors Affecting Nitrous Oxide Fluxes

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Soil is the largest terrestrial source of nitrous oxide.  In agricultural cropping systems, nitrous oxide typically represents the largest net greenhouse gas flux. Increases in farm efficiency are well known to reduce nitrous oxide emissions. We take advantage of cropping systems experiments to advance our basic understanding of biophysical controls on nitrous oxide flux while improving agroecosystem models and management strategies.  Much of our current work is funded by USDA NIFA as part of a regional greenhouse gas monitoring network that we coordinate: www.sustainablecorn.org  

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