The effects of agricultural management on greenhouse gases have previously been reviewed, but as yet there is no consensus as to how context (i.e. climate, fertiliser type and quantity, soil drainage, soil texture, and organic matter content) affects greenhouse gas fluxes. There is therefore a need for a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of arable farming practices on greenhouse gas emissions to examine the influence of these sources of heterogeneity across soil types and farming systems also found in Sweden.
This systematic map will aim to catalogue and describe the evidence relating to the impacts of agricultural management activities on greenhouse gas fluxes. Wherever possible, evidence relating to the impact of other variables on greenhouse gas fluxes will be catalogued within studies, such as climate, fertiliser type and quantity, soil drainage, soil texture, and organic matter content. This review will allow the identification of knowledge gaps and knowledge clusters to be identified that can be researched further with novel primary research and full systematic reviews, respectively.
The primary question for this systematic map is as follows:
What evidence exists on the impacts of within-field farmland management practices on the flux of greenhouse gases from arable cropland in temperate regions?
Alexandra M Collins – Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Neal R Haddaway – Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
Biljana Macura – Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
James Thomas – EPPI-Centre, United Kingdom
Nicola Randall – Harper Adams University, United Kingdom
Alyssa Gilbert – Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Jessica J. Taylor – Carleton University, Canada
Steven J. Cooke – Carleton University, Canada
Christopher Andrews – Carleton University, Canada
Project status – Ongoing
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