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CO2 Sources and Sinks in Agricultural Soils

Die Schweiz soll bis 2050 unter dem Strich keine Treibhausgase mehr ausstossen. Um dieses vom Bundesrat beschlossene Netto-Null-Ziel zu erreichen wird es nötig sein die landwirtschaftlichen Emissionen – nebst anderen Sektoren - weiter zu reduzieren und zusätzlich CO2 aus der Atmosphäre zurück zu binden (negative Emissionen). Da Böden sowohl Quellen wie Senken für CO2 sind, setzt unsere Forschung sowohl bei der Reduktion als auch bei den negativen Emissionen an. Wir untersuchen Massnahmen zur Reduktion von Treibhausgasemissionen drainierter, organischer Böden unter Berücksichtigung anderer Ökosystemdienstleistungen. Für die nationale Klimaberichterstattung haben wir Systeme entwickelt um die CO2 Bilanz der Böden zu erfassen. Für mineralische Böden wird dieses Inventar weiterentwickelt um das Potential verschiedener Boden-C-Sequestrierungsmassnahmen auf der nationalen Skala zu quantifizieren. Zugleich werden Massnahmen experimentell untersucht um das Potential zu bestimmen.

Last Name, First Name Location
Bretscher Daniel Reckenholz
Dos Reis Martins Marcio Reckenholz
Giger Robin Reckenholz
Jocher Markus Reckenholz
Keel Sonja Reckenholz
Leifeld Jens Reckenholz
Paul Sonja Marit Reckenholz
Suter Matthias Reckenholz
Volk Matthias Reckenholz
Wang Yuqiao Reckenholz
Wüst Chloé Reckenholz

Don A., Seidel F., Leifeld J., Kätterer T., Martin M., Pellerin S., Emde D., Seitz D., Chenu C.
Reply letter to Munoz et al. ‘on the importance of time in carbon sequestration in soils and climate change mitigation’— Keep carbon sequestration terminologies consistent and functional.
Global Change Biology, 30, (3), 2024, 1-2.

Wang Y., Calanca P., Leifeld J.
Sources of nitrous oxide emissions from agriculturally managed peatlands.
Global Change Biology, 30, (1), 2024, 1-13.

Hobbie E. A., Keel S., Klein T., Rog I., Saurer M., Siegwolf R., Routhier M. R., Körner C.
Tracing the spatial extent and lag time of carbon transfer from Picea abies to ectomycorrhizal fungi differing in host type, taxonomy, or hyphal development.
Fungal Ecology, 68, 2024, 1-8.

Leifeld J., Lupascu C.
Climate impact of peatland agriculture.
In: Peatlands and climate change: Scientific facts and figures for decision-makers. Publ. International Peatland Society, Jyväskylä (FI). 2023, 151-191.

Feigenwinter I., Hörtnagl L., Zeeman M., Eugster W., Fuchs K., Merbold L., Buchmann N.
Large inter-annual variation in carbon sink strength of a permanent grassland over 16 years: Impacts of management practices and climate.
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 340, 2023, 1-24.

Fouché J., Burgeon V., Meersmans J., Leifeld J., Cornelis J-T.
Accumulation of century-old biochar contributes to carbon storage and stabilization in the subsoil.
Geoderma, 440, 2023, 1-16.

Don A., Seidel F., Leifeld J., Kätterer T., Martin M., Pellerin S., Emde D., Seitz D., Chenu C.
Carbon sequestration in soils and climate change mitigation: Definitions and pitfalls.
Global Change Biology, 00, 2023.

Hobbie E. A., Siegwolf R., Körner C., Steinmann K., Wilhelm M., Saurer M., Keel S.
Weather modifes the spatial extent of carbohydrate transfers from CO2‑supplied broad‑leaved trees to ectomycorrhizal fungi.
Plant and Soil, In Press, 2023, 1-14.

Keel S., Bretscher D., Leifeld J., von Ow A., Wüst C.
Soil carbon sequestration potential bounded by population growth, land availability, food production, and climate change.
Carbon Management, 14, (1), 2023, 1-17.

Rodrigues L., Budai A., Elsgaard L., Hardy B., Keel S., Mondini C., Plaza C., Leifeld J.
The importance of biochar quality and pyrolysis yield for soil carbon sequestration in practice.
European Journal of Soil Science, 74, (4), 2023, 1-11.

Wüst C., Heller S., Ammann C., Paul S. M., Doetterl S., Leifeld J.
Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from rice grown on organic soils in the temperate zone.
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 356, 2023, 1-9.

Keel S., Johannes A., Boivin P., Burgos S., Charles R., Hagedorn F., Kulli B., Leifeld J., Saluz A., Zimmermann S.
Soil carbon sequestration in Switzerland: Analysis of potentials and measures (Postulate Bourgeois 19.3639).
Publ. Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), 2023, 129 pp.

Hugenschmidt J., Kay S.
Unmasking adaption of tree root structure in agroforestry systems in Switzerland using GPR.
Geoderma regional, 34, 2023, 1-10.

Wang Y., Paul S. M., Alewell C., Leifeld J.
Reduced nitrogen losses from drained temperate agricultural peatland after mineral soil coverage.
Biology and Fertility of Soils, 59, 2023, 153-165.

Leifeld J.
Carbon farming: Climate change mitigation via non-permanent carbon sinks.
Journal of Environmental Management, 339, 2023, 1-3.

Paul S. M., Leifeld J.
Management of organic soils to reduce soil organic carbon losses.
In: Understanding and fostering soil carbon sequestration. 07.11.2022, Publ. C. Rumpel, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. 2023, 617-680.

Tanneberger F., Larmola T., Sirin A., Arias-Navarro C., Farrell C., Glatzel S., Kozulin A., Laerke P.-E., Leifeld J., Mäkipää R., Minayeva T., Moen A., Oskarsson H., Pakalne M., Sendžikaitė J.
Regional assessment for Europe.
In: Global Peatlands Assessment: The State of the World’s Peatlands. Publ. UNEP und Global Peatlands Initiative, Nairobi (Kenya). 2022, 123-153.

Serk H., Nilsson M. B., Figurea J., Krüger J. P., Leifeld J., Alewell C., Schleucher J.
Organochemical characterization of peat reveals decomposition of specific hemicellulose structures as the main cause of organic matter loss in the acrotelm.
Environmental Science & Technology, 56, (23), 2022, 17410-17419.

Leifeld J., Keel S.
Quantifying negative radiative forcing of non-permanent and permanent soil carbon sinks.
Geoderma, 423, 2022, 1-8.

Hardy B., Borchard N., Leifeld J.
Identification of thermal signature and quantification of charcoal in soil using differential scanning calorimetry and benzene polycarboxylic acid (BPCA) markers.
Soil, 8, 2022, 451-466.

Gross-Schmölders M., Klein K., Emsens W.-J., van Diggelen R., Aggenbach C. J. S., Liczner Y., Frouz J., Leifeld J., Alewell C.
Stable isotopes (δ13C, δ15N) and biomarkers as indicators of the hydrological regime of fens in a European east–west transect.
Science of the Total Environment, 838, (4), 2022, 1-10.

Klein K., Schellekens J., Gross-Schmölders M., von Sengbusch P., Alewell C., Leifeld J.
Characterizing ecosystem-driven chemical composition differences in natural and drained Finnish bogs us-ing Pyrolysis-GC/MS.
Organic Geochemistry, 165, 2022, 1-10.

Volk M., Suter M., Wahl A.-L., Bassin S.
Massive warming-induced carbon loss from subalpine grassland soils in an altitudinal transplantation experiment.
Biogeosciences, 19, (11), 2022, 2921-2937.

He C., Wang Y., Yu Y., Kou Y., Yves B., Zhao X., Zhang H.
Comprehensive analysis of resource utilization efficiency under different tillage systems in North China Plain.
Journal of Cleaner Production, 347, 2022, 131289.

Wang Y., Paul S. M., Jocher M., Alewell, C., Leifeld J.
Reduced nitrous oxide emissions from drained temperate agricultural peatland after coverage with mineral soil.
Frontiers Environmental Science, 2022.

Rodrigues L., Hardy B., Huyghebaert B., Leifeld J.
Potential agricultural soil carbon sequestration across Europe: A reality check.
In: EGU General Assembly 2021. 19. bis 30. April, online. 2021.