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Climate change is the biggest challenge agriculture faces. Part 1 of this collection reviews current research on the impacts of climate change on agriculture, such as the effects of increased temperatures, as well as the ways these impacts can be modelled. Part 2 assesses what we know about the contribution of agriculture to climate change, including the impacts of both crop and livestock production as well as land use. Part 3 surveys mitigation strategies to achieve a more ‘climate-smart’ agriculture such as the role of integrated crop-livestock and agroforestry systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781786763204
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science Series , #78
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dr Delphine Deryng is a Senior Research Associate at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and at the Integrative Research Institute on Transformations of Human-Environment Systems (IRI THESys) at Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany. She has written widely on climate change impacts on agriculture and is a lead author to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group II Chapter 5: "Food, fibre, and other ecosystem products". Prior to joining ZALF and IRI THESys, Dr Deryng worked as a Scientific Advisor at Climate Analytics, a policy and science institute focusing on climate change issues in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Prior to moving to Germany, Dr. Deryng held research positions at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, jointly with Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the University of Chicago’s Computation Institute, and before that at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change & the Environment and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the UK. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science from the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK) and a Masters in Geography from McGill University (Canada). Dr. Deryng is the main developer of the global crop model PEGASUS and a member of the Agricultural Modelling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP).

Table of Contents

Part 1 The impacts of climate change on agriculture
1.The effects on crop cultivation of increased temperature, CO₂ and ozone levels due to climate change: Eline Vanuytrecht, Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium;
2.The effects of climate change on agricultural soils: Bal Ram Singh, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBO), Norway;
3.Modelling the effects of climate change on agriculture: Myriam Adam, CIRAD, France;

Part 2 The contribution of agriculture to climate change
4.The role of livestock production in contributing to climate change: Julie Wolf, USDA-ARS, USA;
5.The role of crop cultivation in contributing to climate change: Sonali Mcdermid, New York University, USA;
6.The role agricultural expansion, land cover and use change in contributing to climate change: Catherine Scott, University of Leeds, UK;
7.Techniques for measuring and quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities: Bruce Osborne, University College Dublin, Ireland;

Part 3 Adaption and mitigation strategies in agriculture
8.Climate-smart crop production strategies: an overview: Katrien Descheemaeker, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
9.The contribution of integrated crop-livestock systems in combatting climate change and improving resilience in agricultural production: Mark van Wijk, ILRI, Costa Rica;
10.The role of forestry and agroforestry in combatting climate change and improving resilience in agricultural production: Cheikh Mbow, ICRAF, Kenya;

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"The challenges ahead for agriculture globally are substantial and growing: feeding an increasingly populous and hungrier world whilst managing increased risks from climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and operating in ways that enhance ecosystem services. The highly experienced editor and authors of this book bring together a comprehensive coverage of these issues and their potential resolution."
Prof Mark Howden, Director - Climate Change Institute, Australian National University; Vice Chair - IPCC Working Group II

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