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Project ID: E2012-08
This 3-year grant for $142,848 was awarded in 2012.
Location: Lucas county
The investigator’s long-term goal is to quantify the effects of grazing management on the flux of major greenhouse gases, and assess the relationships among greenhouse gases, soil organic carbon sequestration, botanical and chemical composition of vegetation, and physical characteristics of soil in southern Iowa grasslands. The grazing systems compared are continuous stocking, rotational stocking and mob-stocking, with the intermediate goal of demonstrating that proper grazing management can improve cow performance while providing ecological services.
James R. Russell
Tom Isenhart, ISU Natural Resource Ecology and Management, and Wendy Powers, ISU Animal Science
This competitive grant project is part of the Leopold Center's Ecology Initiative.Topics: Animal management and forage, Climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, Life Cycle Assessment, Soils and agronomy