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Project ID: XP2010-03Abstract
The goal of this project was better understanding of the interplay between climate shifts and management practices as it affects soil organic matter (SOM) stocks in agricultural fields. Two advanced computer models were used to study this issue. [Keywords: WEPP, CENTURY, CARBON, EROSION]Key Question: How can we implement multifunctional agriculture (MFA) in an Intense Managed Landscape? Is it even realistic and feasible? Which are the barriers for implementing MFA?
Lead investigator: Thanos N. Papanicolaou, University of Iowa IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering
Year of grant completion: 2013
This competitive grant project was part of the Leopold Center's Cross-Cutting Initiative.Topics: Conservation practices, Farming systems, Soils and agronomy, Watershed and ecoregion