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Brandt P, Kvakić M, Butterbach-Bahl K and Rufino MC (2017) How to target climate-smart agriculture? Concept and application of the consensus-driven decision support framework “targetCSA”. Agricultural Systems 151: 234–245

Goopy JP, Pelster DE, Onyango A, Marshall K, Lukuyu M (2017) Simple and robust algorithms to estimate live weight in African smallholder cattle. Animal Production Sciences (accepted)

Ichii K, Ueyama M, Kondo M, Saigusa N, Kim J, Carmelita Alberto M, Ardö J, Euskirchen ES, Kang M, Hirano T, Joiner J, Kobayashi H, Belelli Marchesini L, Merbold L, Miyata A, Saitoh TM, Takagi K, Varlagin A, Bret-Harte MS, Kitamura K, Kosugi Y, Kotani A, Kumar K, Li S-G, Machimura T, Matsuura Y, Mizoguchi Y, Ohta T, Mukherjee S, Yanagi Y, Yasuda Y, Zhang Y and Zhao F (2017) New data-driven estimation of terrestrial CO2 fluxes in Asia using a standardized database of eddy covariance measurements, remote sensing data, and support vector regression. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences (accepted)

Pelster DE, Rufino MC, Rosenstock T, Mango J , Saiz G, Diaz-Pines E, Baldi G and Butterbach-Bahl K (2017) Smallholder farms in eastern African tropical highlands have low soil greenhouse gas fluxes. Biogeosciences 14, 187–202, 2017 doi:10.5194/bg-14-187-2017


Goopy JP, Robinson DL, Woodgate RT, Donaldson AJ, Oddy VH, Vercoe PE and Hegarty RS (2016) Estimates of repeatability and heritability of methane production in sheep using portable accumulation chambers. Animal Production Science 56(1) 116-122

Kittler F, Burjack I, Corradi CAR, Heimann M, Kolle O, Merbold L, Zimov N, Zimov SA and Göckede M (2016) Impacts of a decadal drainage disturbance on surface–atmosphere fluxes of carbon dioxide in a permafrost ecosystem. Biogeosciences doi:10.5194/bg-13-5315-2016

Korir D, Goopy JP, Gachuiri C, Butterbach-Bahl K, Eckard R and Anderson C (2016) Supplementation with Calliandra calothyrsus improves nitrogen retention in cattle fed low-protein diets. Animal Production Science 56(2/3):619-626 doi:10.1071/AN15569

Kwon MJ, Beulig F, Ilie I, Wildner M, Küsel K, Merbold L, Mahecha M, Zimov N, Zimov SA, Heimann M, Schuur EAG, Kostka JE, Kolle O, Hilke I, Göckede M (2016) Plants, microorganisms, and soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13558

Medinets S, Gasche R, Skiba U, Medinets V and Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) The impact of management and climate on soil nitric oxide fluxes from arable land in the Southern Ukraine. Atmospheric Environment 137:113–126

Pelster DE, Gisore B, Goopy JP, Korir D, Koske JK, Rufino MC and Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from cattle excreta on an East African grassland. Journal of Environmental Quality 45(5):1531-1539 doi:10.2134/jeq2016.02.0050

Saiz G, Wandera FM, Pelster DE, Ngetich W, Okalebo JR, Rufino MC and Butterbach-Bahl K (2016). Long-term assessment of soil and water conservation measures (Fanya-juu terraces) on soil organic matter in South Eastern Kenya. Geoderma 247: 1-9

Sándor R, Ehrhardt F, Basso B, Bellocchi G, Bhati A5, Brilli L, De Antoni Migliorati M, Doltra J, Dorich C, Doro L, Fitton N, Giacomini SJ, Grace P, Grant B, Harrison MT, Jones S, Kirschbaum MUF, Klumpp K, Laville P, Léonard J, Liebig M, Lieffering M, Martin R, McAuliffe R, Meier E, Merbold L, Moore A, Myrgiotis V, Newton P, Pattey E, Recous S, Rolinski S, Sharp J, Massad RS, Smith P, Smith W, Snow V, Wu L, Zhang Q, Soussana JF (2016) C and N models Intercomparison – benchmark and ensemble model estimates for grassland production. Advances in Animal Biosciences doi:10.1017/S2040470016000297

Smith P, Merbold L & Van den Pol-van Dasselaar A (2016) Role of European grasslands in the mitigation of climate change – potential, constraints and research challenges. In: The multiple roles of grassland in the European bioeconomy. Proceedings of the 26th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Trondheim, Norway, 4-8 September 2016. Eds: Höglind, M., Bakken, A.K., Hovstad, K.A., Kallioniemi, E., Riley, H., Steinshamn, H. & Østrem, L. pp. 730-745. Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, NL.



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Dickhofer U, Butterbach-Bahl K and Pelster DE (2014) What is needed for reducing the greenhouse gas footprint? Rural21 48(4):31-33

Kraus D, Weller S, Klatt S, Haas E, Wassmann R, Kiese R and Butterbach-Bahl K (2014) A new LandscapeDNDC biogeochemical module to predict CH4 and N2O emissions from lowland rice and upland cropping systems. Plant and Soil 1-25 doi:10.1007/s11104-014-2255-x

Rosenstock TS, Tully KL, Arias-Navarro C, Neufeldt H, Butterbach-Bahl K and Verchot LV (2014) Agroforestry with N2-fixing trees: Sustainable development’s friend or foe? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 6: 15-21

Rufino MC, Brandt P, Herrero M and Butterbach-Bahl K 2(014) Reducing uncertainty in nitrogen budgets for African livestock systems. Environmental Research Letters 9 (10): 105008 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105008

Zhou M, Brandt P, Pelster DE, Rufino MC, Robinson T and Butterbach-Bahl K (2014) Regional nitrogen budget of the Lake Victoria Basin, East Africa: Syntheses, uncertainties and perspectives. Environmental Research Letters 9: 105009 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/105009



Arias-Navarro C, Díaz-Pinés E, Kiese R, Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Stern D, Neufeldt H, Verchot LV, Butterbach-Bahl K (2013) Gas pooling: a sampling technique to overcome spatial heterogeneity of soil carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide fluxes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 67: 20-23

Fowler D, Coyle M, Skiba U, Sutton MA, Cape JN, Reis S, Sheppard LJ, Jenkins A, Grizetti B, Galloway JN, Vitousek P, Leach A, Bouwman AF, Butterbach-Bahl K, Dentener F, Stevenson D, Amann M, Voss Ml (2013) The global nitrogen cycle in the twenty-first century. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 368(1621): 1471-2970 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0164

Haas E, Klatt S, Fröhlich A, Kraft P, Werner C, Kiese R, Grote R, Breuer L and Butterbach-Bahl K (2013) LandscapeDNDC: A process model for simulation of biosphere-atmosphere-hydrosphere exchange processes at site and landscape scale. Landscape Ecology 28(4): 615-636 doi:10.1007/s10980-012-9772-x

Luo GJ, Kiese R, Wolf B and Butterbach-Bahl K (2013) Effects of soil temperature and moisture on methane uptake and nitrous oxide emissions across three different ecosystem types. Biogeosciences 10: 3205-3219 doi:10.5194/bg-10-3205-2013

Rosenstock TS, Diaz-Pines E, Zuazo P, Jordan G, Predotova M, Mutuo P, Abwanda S, Thiong’o M, Buerkert A, Rufino MC, Kiese R, Neufeldt H and Butterbach-Bahl K (2013) Accuracy and precision of photoacoustic spectroscopy not guaranteed. Global Change Biology 19(12): 3565-3567 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12332

Wang R, Feng Q, Liao T, Zheng X, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zhang W and Jin C (2013) Effects of nitrate concentration on the denitrification potential of a calcic cambisol and its fractions of N2, N2O and NO. Plant and Soil 363(1-2): 175 – 189 doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1264-x

Wu X, Liu G, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng X and Brüggemann N (2013) Effects of land cover and soil properties on denitrification potential in soils of two semi-arid grasslands in Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Arid Environments 92: 98 – 101

Zhou M, Zhu B, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng X, Wang T and Wang Y (2013) Nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching from a rain-fed wheat-maize rotation in the Sichuan Basin, China. Plant and Soil 362(1-2): 149 – 159 doi:10.1007/s11104-012-1269-5