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Arias-Navarro C, Díaz-Pinés E, Klatt S, Brandt P, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K and Verchot LV (2017) Spatial variability of soil N2O and CO2 fluxes in different topographic positions in a tropical montane forest in Kenya. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 122, 514–527, doi:10.1002/2016JG003667

Arias-Navarro C, Díaz-Pinés E, Zuazo P, Rufino MC, Verchot L, Butterbach-Bahl K (2017) Quantifying the contribution of land use to N2O, NO and CO2 fluxes in a montane forest ecosystem of Kenya. Biogeochemistry (in press)

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 122, 767–795, doi:10.1002/2016JG003640

Klatt S, Kraus D, Kraft P, Breuer L, Wlotzka M, Heuveline V, Haas E, Kiese R, Butterbach-Bahl K (2017) Exploring impacts of vegetated buffer strips on nitrogen cycling using a spatially explicit hydro-biogeochemical modeling approach. Environmental Modelling & Software 90: 55-67 doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.12.002

Lammel DR, Butterbach-Bahl K, Cerri CEP, Louis S, Schnitzler JP, Feigl BJ, Cerri CC (2017) C and N stocks are not impacted by land use change from Brazilian Savanna (Cerrado) to agriculture despite changes in soil fertility and microbial abundances. Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (in press)

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

Molina-Herrera S, Haas E, Grote R, Kiese R, Klatt S, Kraus D, Kampffmeyer T, Friedrich R, Andreae H, Loubet B, Ammann C, Horvath L, Larsen K, Gruening C, Frumau A, Butterbach-Bahl K (2017) Importance of soil NO emissions for the total atmospheric NOx budget of Saxony, Germany. Atmospheric Environment 152: 61-76

Zhou MH, Butterbach-Bahl K, Vereecken H, Brueggemann N (2017) A meta-analysis of soil salinization effects on nitrogen pools, cycles and fluxes in coastal ecosystems. Global Change Biology 23 (3): 1338-1352 doi:10.1111/gcb.13430


Butterbach-Bahl K, Sanders BO, Pelster D, Diaz-Pines E (2016) Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Managed and Natural Soils. In Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wollenberg E, Richards M (eds.) Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture, pp. 71-96, Springer

Gerschlauer F, Dannenmann M, Kuehnel A, Meier R, Kolar A, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kiese R (2016) Gross nitrogen turnover of natural and managed tropical ecosystems at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Ecosystems 19: 1271-1288 doi: 10.1007/s10021-016-0001-3

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

Herrero M, Henderson B, Havlik P, Thornton PK, Conant RT, Smith P, Wirsenius S, Hristov AN, Gerber P, Gill M, Butterbach-Bahl K, Valin H, Garnett T, Stehfest E (2016) Greenhouse gas mitigation potentials in the livestock sector. Nature Climate Change 6: 452-461 doi: 10.1038/nclimate2925

Hoffman C, Giese M, Dickhoefer U, Wan H, Bai Y, Steffens M, Liu C, Butterbach-Bahl K, Han X (2016) Effects of grazing and climate variability on grassland ecosystems functions in Inner Mongolia: Synthesis of a 6-year grazing experiment. Journal of Arid Environments 135: 50-63 doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2016.08.003

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

Kraus D, Weller S, Klatt S, Santabarbara I, Haas E, Wassmann R, Werner C, Kiese R, Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) How well can we assess impacts of agricultural land lanagement changes on the total greenhouse gas balance (CO2, CH4, and N2O) of tropcial rice-cropping systems with a biogeochemical model? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 224: 104-115 doi: 10.1016/k.agee.2016/03.037

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, Schindlbacher A, Kiese R and Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) Cold season soil NO fluxes from a temperate forest: drivers and contribution to annual budgets. Environmental Research Letters 11: doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114012

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

Roman-Cuesta RM, Rufino MC, Herold M, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rosenstock TS, Herrero M, Ogle S, Li C, Poulter B, Verchot L, Martius C, Stuiver J and de Bruin S (2016) Hotspots of gross emissions from the land use sector: patterns, uncertainties, and leading emission sources for the period 2000-2005 in the tropics. Biogeosciences 13: 4253-4269 doi: 10.5149/bg-13-4253-2016

Roman-Cuesta RM, Herold M, Rufino MC, Rosenstock TS, Houghton RA, Rossi S, Butterbach-Bahl K, Ogle S, Poulter S, Verchot L, Martius C and de Bruin S (2016) Multi-gas and multi-source comparisons of six land use emission datasets and AFOLU estimates in the Fifth Assessment Report, for the tropics for 2000-2005. Biogeosciences 13: 5799-5819 doi: 10.5194/bg-13-5799-2016

Rosenstock TS, Mpanda M, Pelster DE, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rufino MC, Thiong’o M, Mutuo P, Abwanda S, Rioux J, Kimaro AA, Neufeldt H (2016) Greenhouse gas fluxes from agricultural soils of Kenya and Tanzania. Journal of Geophysical research – Biogeosciences 121: 1568-1580 doi: 10.1002/2016JG003341

Rosenstock TS, Sander BO, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rufino MC, Hickman J, Stirling C, Richards MI, Wollenberg E (2016) Introduction to the SAMPLES Approach. In Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wollenberg E, Richards M (eds.) Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture, pp. 1-13, Springer

Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Chirinda N, Van Brussels L, Reidsma P, Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) Scaling Point and Plot Measurements of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes, Balances, and Intensities to Whole Farms and Landscapes. In Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wollenberg E, Richards M (eds.) Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture, pp. 175-188, Springer

Rufino MC, Atzberger C, Baldi G, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rosenstock TS, Stern D, (2016) Targeting Landscapes to Identify Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture. In Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wollenberg E, Richards M (eds.) Methods for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Balances and Evaluating Mitigation Options in Smallholder Agriculture, pp. 15-36, Springer

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.

Zhou M, Zhu B, Brueggemann N, Dannenmann M, wang Y, Butterbach-Bahl K (2016) Sustaining crop productivity while reducing environmental nitrogen losses in the subtropical wheat-maize cropping systems: A comprehensive case study of nitrogen cycling and balance. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 231: 1-14 doi: 10.1016/j.agee/2016.06.022


Barton L, Wolf B, Rowlings D, Scheer C, Kiese R, Grace P, Stefanova K and Butterbach-Bahl K (2015) Sampling frequency affects estimates of annual nitrous oxide fluxes. Scientific Reports 5: 15912 doi: 10.1038/srep15912

Diaz-Pines E, Heras P, Gasche R, Rubio A, Rennenberg H, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kiese R (2015) Nitrous oxide emissions from stems and ash (Fraxinus angustifolia Vahl) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Plant and Soil 398 (1): 35-45 doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2629-8

Liu M, Dannenmann M, Lin S, Saiz G, Yan G, Yao Z, Pelster DE, Tao H, Sippel S, Tao Y, Zhang Y, Zheng X, Zuo Q and Butterbach-Bahl K (2015) Gorund cover rice production systems increase soil carbon and nitrogen stocks at regional scale. Biogeosciences 12: 4831-4840 doi: 10.5194/bg-12-4831-2015

Merbold L, Wohlfahrt G, Butterbach-Bahl K, Pilegaard K, DelSontro T, Stoy P and Zona D (2015) Preface: Towards a ful greenhouse gas balance of the biosphere. Biogeosciences 12: 453-456 doi: 10.5194/bg-12-453-2015

Wang C, Butterbach-Bahl K, He N, Wang Q, Xing X, Han X (2015) Nitrogen addition and mowing affect microbial nitrogen transformations in a C4 grassland in northern China. European Journal of Soil Science 66: 485-495 doi:10.1111/ejss.12231

Weller S, Kraus D, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wassmann R, Tirol-Padre A and Kiese R (2015) Diurnal patterns of methane emissions from paddy rice fields in the Philippines. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178: 756-767 doi:10.1002/jpln.201500092

Weller S, Janz B, Joerg L, Kraus D, Racela HSU, Wassmann R, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kiese R (2015) Greenhouse gas emissions and global warming potential of traditional and diversified tropical rice rotation systems. Global Change Biology 22: 432-448 doi: 10.1111/gcb.13099

Zhou M, Zhu B, Brueggemann N, Wang X, Zheng X, Butterbach-Bahl K (2105) Nitrous oxide and methane emissions from a subtropical rice-rapeseed rotation systems in China: a 3-year field case study. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 212: 297-309 doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2015.07.010



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

Medinets S, Skiba U, Rennenberg H and Butterbach-Bahl K (2014) A review of soil NO transformation: associated processes and possible physiological significance on organisms. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry 80: 92-117 doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.09.025

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

Weller S, Kraus D, Ayag KRP, Wassmann R, Alberto MCR, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kiese R (2014) Methane and nitrous oxide emissions from rice and maize production in diversified rice cropping systems. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 101 (1): 37-53 doi:10.1007/s10705-014-9658-1

Zhou M, Zhu B, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wang X, Zhend X (2014) Nitrous oxide emissions during the non-rice growing seasons of two subtropical rice-based rotation systems in southwest China. Plant and Soil 383: 401-414 doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2174-x

Zhou M, Zhu B, Brueggemann N, Bergmann J, Wang Y, Butterbach-Bahl K (2014) N2O and CH4 emissions, and NO3- leaching on a crop-yield basis from subtropical rain-fed wheat-maize rotation in response to different types of nitrogen fertilizer. Ecosystems 17: 286-301 doi: 10.1007/s10021-013-9723-7

Zhou M and Butterbach-Bahl K (2014) Assessment of nitrate leaching loss on a yield-scaled basis from maize and wheat cropping systems. Plant and Soil 374: 977-991 doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1876-9

Zhou M, Brandt PPelster 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

Butterbach-Bahl K and Kiese R (2013) Bioenergy: Biofuel production on the margins. Nature 493: 483-485 doi:10.1038/nature11853

Butterbach-Bahl K, Baggs EM, Dannenmann M, Kiese R, Zechmeiste-Boltenstern S (2013) Nitrous oxide emissions from soils: how well do we understand the processes and their controls? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368: doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0122

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

Ogle SM, Buendia L, Butterbach-Bahl K, Breidt FJ, Hartmann M, Yagi K, Nayamuth R, Spences S, Wirth T and Smith P (2013) Advancing national greenhouse gas inventories for agriculture in developing countries: improving activity data, emission factors and software technology. Environmental Research Letters 8: doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/015030

Rosenstock TS, Rufino MC, Butterbach-Bahl K and Wollenberg E (2013) Towards a protocol for quantifying the greenhouse gas balance and identifying mitigation options in smallholder farming systems. Environmental Research Letters 8: doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/021003

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