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Effect of biochar amendment on the soil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases from an intensive subtropical pasture in northern New South Wales, Australia.

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This dataset represents the effect of biochar incorporation into the soil on the soil-atmosphere exchange of the greenhouse gases (GHG) from an intensive subtropical pasture. N2O, CH4 and CO2 emissions were measured with high temporal resolution from April to June 2009 in an existing factorial experiment where cattle feedlot biochar had been applied at 10 t ha-1 in November 2006. During the 2 month measurement period, significant emissions of N2O and CO2 were observed, whereas a net uptake of CH4 was measured. N2O emissions were found to be highly episodic with one major emission pulse (up to 502 µg N2O-N m-2 h 1) following heavy rainfall. There was no significant difference in the net flux of GHGs from the biochar amended vs. the control plots. The dataset demonstrates that intensively managed subtropical pastures on ferrosols in northern New South Wales of Australia can be a significant source of GHG. The hypothesis that the application of biochar would lead to a reduction in emissions of GHG from soils was not supported in this field assessment. Additional studies with longer observation periods are needed to clarify the long term effect of biochar amendment on soil microbial processes and the emission of GHGs under field conditions.

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Geographical area of data collection

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153.397537,-28.814023

Publications

Scheer, Clemens, Grace, Peter R., Rowlings, David W., Kimber, Stephen, & Van Zwieten, Lukas (2011) Effect of biochar amendment on the soil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases from an intensive subtropical pasture in northern New South Wales, Australia. Plant and Soil, 345(1-2), pp. 47-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11104-011-0759-1
Van Zwieten, Lukas, Kimber, Stephen, Morris, S., Downie, Adriana, Berger, E., Rust, Josh, & Scheer, Clemens (2010) Influence of biochars on flux of N2O and CO2 from Ferrosol. Australian Journal of Soil Research, 48(6 - 7), pp. 555-568. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SR10004

Research areas

Atmospheric sciences
subtropical pasture
Earth sciences
N2O
biochar
Geochemistry

Cite this collection

Scheer, C. (2009). Effect of biochar amendment on the soil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases from an intensive subtropical pasture in northern New South Wales, Australia. Institute for Sustainable Resources, Queensland University of Technology. Scheer.3.1. http://n2o.org.au/knb/metacat/Scheer.3.1/default
Scheer,Clemens. (2016): Effect of biochar amendment on the soil-atmosphere exchange of greenhouse gases from an intensive subtropical pasture in northern New South Wales, Australia.. [Queensland University of Technology]. http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/09/584a3ddc3f97d

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Dates of data collection

From 2009-04-15 to 2009-06-15

Connections

Has association with
Clemens Alfred Scheer  (Researcher)
Is supported by
Metacat  (Equipment)

Contacts

Name: Clemens Scheer

Other

Date record created:
2010-12-06T13:31:04Z
Date record modified:
2016-12-23T10:08:30
Record status:
Published - Open Access