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Soil study shows why nitrous oxide emissions should factor into climate change mitigation

November 11, 2021

A newly published study found that poorly drained agricultural soils emit enough of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide that the resulting climate change effects could far exceed the benefits of using the same soils as a means of sequestering carbon.The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was authored by Steven Hall, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Nathaniel Lawrence, ISU graduate student in ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Carlos Tenesaca, research scientist in ecology, evolution and organismal biology; and Andy VanLoocke, associate professor of agronomy. Funders for the work included the Iowa Nutrient Research Center.  Read more about Soil study shows why nitrous oxide emissions should factor into climate change mitigation

INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar series will ‘Focus on Phosphorus’

January 6, 2022


Algal blooms washing up on an Iowa beach. Photo by Tania Leung. 

AMES, Iowa – This spring, the Iowa Nutrient Research Center’s water quality research seminar series will “Focus on Phosphorus,” beginning Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. The presentations will take place the fourth Wednesday of each month, from 3:10-4:00 p.m., through April 27. Read more about INRC Spring 2022 Water Quality Research Seminar series will ‘Focus on Phosphorus’

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