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?

Project Collaborators

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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