Africa GHG: Developing a Network of Greenhouse Gas Measurements for Africa Posters

Session ID#: 8762

Session Description:
Africa is highly vulnerable to ongoing land use change and future climate change, however integrated measurements of the spatial and temporal variability of carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) dynamics within the atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems, lakes and rivers are severely lacking. This information is required to parameterise Earth system models and to better constrain the impacts of land use and climatic variability. The aim of this session is to review past research output, assess the current status of flux measurement programmes on the African continent and to propose strategies to address the gaps in our knowledge of continental carbon and GHG budgets through the development of a platform/network for long-term monitoring and experimental research. Contributions are welcome which provide information on research undertaken across multiple spatial scales from plots to regions, using ground based and remotely sensed approaches and on proposals for future measurements and collaborative research programmes.

Primary Convener:  Michael B Jones, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Conveners:  Lutz Merbold, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Matthew John Saunders, The James Hutton Institute, Environmental and Biochemical Sciences, Aberdeen, United Kingdom and Werner Leo Kutsch, ICOS ERIC, Head Office, Helsinki, Finland
Chairs:  Michael B Jones, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and Matthew John Saunders, Trinity College Dublin, Botany, Dublin, Ireland
OSPA Liaison:  Michael B Jones, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Expedit Evariste Ago1, Euloge Kossi Agbossou2, Jean-Martial Cohard3, Sylvie Galle4 and Marc Aubinet1, (1)Université de Liège, Liege, Belgium, (2)University of Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin, (3)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (4)IRD Institute for Research and Development, Marseille Cedex 02, France
Langley DeWitt1, Jimmy Gasore2, Ronald G Prinn3, Katherine E Potter3 and Rwanda Climate Observatory Technical Experts, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Global Change Science, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States, (3)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Dong-Gill Kim, Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University, Shashemene, Ethiopia, Andrew D Thomas, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, David Pelster, International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, Todd S Rosenstock, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya and Alberto Sanz-Cobena, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, CEIGRAM, Madrid, Spain
Klaus Butterbach-Bahl1,2, David Pelster3 and John Goopy3, (1)International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Livestock Systems and Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, (2)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Meterology and Climate Research - Institute for Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, (3)International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
Riccardo Valentini1, Antonio Bombelli2, Giovanna Battipaglia3, Tommaso Chiti4, Giacomo Nicolini5, Monia Santini6, Gaia Vaglio Laurin2 and Simona Castaldi3, (1)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Viterbo, Italy, (2)CMCC www.cmcc.it, Viterbo, Italy, (3)Second University of Naples, Napoli, Italy, (4)Tuscia University, Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-food and Forest systems (DIBAF), Viterbo, Italy, (5)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, IAFES Division, Viterbo, Italy, (6)CMCC www.cmcc.it, Euro Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change, Viterbo, Italy
Jimmy Gasore1, Langley DeWitt2 and Ronald G Prinn2, (1)MIT, CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States, (2)MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Eva Maria Falge1, Werner Leo Kutsch2, Christian Brümmer1, Kanisios Mukwashi1, Christiane Schmullius3, Christian Hüttich3, Victor Odipo3, Robert John Scholes4, Azwitamisi Eric Mudau5, Guy Midgley6, Nicola Stevens6, Thomas Hickler7, Simon Scheiter8, Carola Martens8, Wayne Twine9, Tetukondjele Iiyambo9, Karen Bradshaw10, Wolfgang Lück11, Ulfia Lenfers12, Thomas Thiel-Clemen12 and Justin du Toit13, (1)Thunen Institute of Climate Smart Agriculture, Braunschweig, Germany, (2)ICOS ERIC, Head Office, Helsinki, Finland, (3)Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Department for Earth Observation, Jena, Germany, (4)University of Witwatersrand, Global Change Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa, (5)Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa, (6)Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, (7)Institute of Physical Geography, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, (8)Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Frankfurt, Germany, (9)University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, (10)Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, (11)Forest Sense, Pretoria, South Africa, (12)Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg, Germany, (13)Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute, Middelburg, South Africa
David Pelster1, Klaus Butterbach-Bahl2, Mariana Rufino3, Todd S Rosenstock4 and George Wanyama1, (1)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States, (2)Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, (3)Center for International Forestry Research, Bogor, Indonesia, (4)World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya
Tiffany Troxler, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States and Thomas Charles Wirth, Environmental Protection Agency Washington DC, Washington, DC, United States
Matthew John Saunders, Trinity College Dublin, Botany, Dublin, Ireland, Frank Kansiime, Makerere University, Department of Environmental Management, Kampala, Uganda and Michael B Jones, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Gretchen M Gettel, UNESCO-IHE, Delft, Netherlands

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