GRACEnet: addressing policy needs through coordinated cross-location research

By: , and 
Edited by: Mark LiebigAlan J. Franzluebbers, and Ronald F. Follett



GRACEnet (Greenhouse gas Reduction through Agricultural Carbon Enhancement network) was conceived to build upon ongoing USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) research to improve soil productivity, while addressing the challenges and opportunities of interest in C sequestration from a climate change perspective. The vision for GRACEnet was and remains: Knowledge and information used to implement scientifically based agricultural management practices from the field to national policy scales on C sequestration, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and environmental benefits. The national focus of GRACEnet uses a standardized approach by ARS laboratories and university and land manager (e.g. farmer and rancher) cooperators to assess C sequestration and GHG emission from different crop and grassland systems. Since 2002, GRACEnet has significantly expanded GHG mitigation science and delivered usable information to agricultural research and policy organizations. Recent developments suggest GRACEnet will have international impact by contributing leadership and technical guidance for the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title GRACEnet: addressing policy needs through coordinated cross-location research
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-386897-8.00002-4
Year Published 2012
Language English
Publisher Academic Press
Publisher location London; Waltham, MA
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Managing agricultural greenhouse gases coordinated agricultural research through GRACEnet to address our changing climate
First page 13
Last page 19
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
Google Analytic Metrics Metrics page
Additional publication details