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Integrative Assessment of Disturbance and Land-Use Change on Total GHG Balance and Nutrient Dynamics in Savanna Ecosystems

Integrative Assessment of Disturbance and Land-Use Change on Total GHG Balance and Nutrient Dynamics in Savanna Ecosystems
contact:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl

funding:

German Reserach Foundation (DFG) and Australian Research Council (ARC)

startdate:

2003

enddate:

2010

Integrative assessment of disturbance and land-use change on total greenhouse gas balance and nutrient cycling in savanna ecosystems

Climate change and variability is expected to have an impact on the Northern Territory (NT, Australia) environment and economy. This project will enable NT specific calibrations of climate variability-land use models, such as the National Carbon Accounting System. The NT Government will have access to a high quality database and calibrated models relating to greenhouse gas emissions as a function of land use change. The project will improve estimates and management of GHG and provide a basis for the NT to potentially exploit future carbon-trading initiatives or GHG abatement schemes as fundamental data describing emissions as a function of land use will be available. This is of national significance given the size of the savanna biome in Australia.

 

Contact: Klaus Butterbach-Bahl