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Opening and closing

Welcome to the conference
Professor Jørgen Olesen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Opening talk: Options for achieving carbon neutrality in agriculture
Senior Research Scholar Timothy D. Searchinger, Princeton University, and Technical Director, Food Program, World Resources Institute, USA

Agrifoodture roadmap
Professor Jørgen E. Olesen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Novo Nordisk Foundations´ Strategy within Sustainable agriculture - A brief overview
Scientific manager Thomas de Bang, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark

The conference outcome from a cartoonist point of view. / Niels Roland (All rights reserved Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University)

Livestock

Keynote: Livestock production and feeding reducing GHG emission from livestock
Dr. André Bannink, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Bob Orskov Memorial Talk: Methane mitigation in ruminants fed tropical feedstuffs
Dr. Juan Ku Vera, Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Yucatan, Mexico

Enteric methane emission of dairy cows fed with fresh or ensiled sugar beets
Postdoc Dana Olijhoek, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Enteric and manure emissions from dairy cattle fed grass silage- or maize silage-based diets
Dr. Sanne van Gastelen, Animal Nutrition, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands

FLASH TALKS

1) A dose-response study investigating effects of “Compound X” on enteric methane emission from dairy cows 
PhD student Mirka Thorsteinsson, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

2) Safety Assessment Method of Novel Methane Reducing Feed Additives Fed to Dairy Cattle
PhD student Marie Rønn, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

3) Microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris) in diet to sheep for DNA profile of rumen microbiomes
Scientist Vibeke Lind, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway

4) Effect of dietary fat on mitigation of methane from dairy cows
Senior advisor Christian Børsting, Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

5) Methane emissions from Norwegian dairy cattle – a first look
Scientist Grethe H.M. Jørgensen, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Manure and fertilizers

Keynote: Manure management for greenhouse gas mitigation
Professor Søren O. Petersen, Aarhus University, Denmark

Dutch research program to reduce climate impact of livestock: an integral approach to decrease methane- as well as ammonia emission
Senior researcher Karin Groenestein, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands

Effect of frequent removal of manure on methane emission from animal houses,
Senior advisor Lise Bonne Guldberg, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Emissions of Ammonia and Methane from Tent Covered Manure Storage Tanks,
Senior consultant Pernille Lund Kasper, SEGES Innovation, Denmark

FLASH TALKS

1) Large potential for mitigation of methane emissions from slurry tanks with early tank acidification
Postdoc Jesper Nørlem Kamp, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

2) Methane reduction from pig units with frequently flushing of manure or daily removal of manure by scraper
Chief consultant Michael Holm, SEGES Innovation, Denmark

3) Pilot testing three methane oxidation techniques on practical farm sites: soil filter, biofilter and flare
Researcher Rik Maasdam, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands

4) Reduction of Methane, Ammonia and Odor Emissions from Livestock Manure Slurry
PhD Simon Svane, Department of Green Technology, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

5) Measuring emissions from full-scale manure stockpile by an inverse dispersion method: evaluation by controlled release
PhD student Yolanda M. Lemes, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Crop production

Keynote: Mitigation potential with crop varieties and cultivation systems
Dr. Annette Freibauer, Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture, Germany

Catch Crops for Carbon Capture and Reduction of Nitrous Oxide Emissions - results from CatCap (presentation will not be available)
Research assistant Maria Skovgaard Andersen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Synthesizing the evidence of nitrous oxide mitigation practices in agroecosystems (presentation will not be available)
Postdoc Diego Grados Bedoya, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Effects of nitrification inhibitors on non-targeted soil microorganisms
Researcher Rumankanta Sapkota, Department of Environmental Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Linking microbial guild abundance with soil N2O emission: Dilemmas in bridging laboratory and field studies
Tenure Track Researcher Ji Chen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

FLASH TALKS

1) Quantification of N2O emissions from German arable soil during biological nitrogen fixation by using “closed chamber technique”
Scientist Ambreen Shah, ProteinCrop Denmark, Denmark

2) Identifying methane oxidation in Danish agriculture
PhD student Line Vinther Hansen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

3) N2O emissions related to the soil microbiome impacted by fertigation in potato cropping
PhD student Laura Storch, Microbiome Biotechnology, ATB-Postdam, Germany

4) Nitrous Oxide emissions from sandy loam soil: Effects of straw, tillage, and cover crop
Senior Specialist Arezoo Taghizadeh-Toosi, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark

5) Short- and Long-term effects of digestate fertilization on nitrous oxide emissions and yield Formation
PhD student Felizitas Winkhart, School of Life Sciences Technical University of Munich, Germany

6) Mitigating nitrous oxide emissions from mineral and organic fertilizers in agricultural soil with nitrification inhibitors
Postdoc Azeem Tariq, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Carbon storage

Keynote: New production systems and crops that contribute to soil carbon storage
Dr. Claire Chenu, INRA-AgroParisTech, Grignon, France

Soil carbon sequestration potential of grass-clover leys
Postdoc Johannes Lund Jensen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Managing roots to foster soil organic carbon storage
Associate Professor Carsten Müller, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Soil organic carbon stocks in permanent and temporary grasslands
PhD student Claudia Dǎmǎtîrcǎ, Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Italy

FLASH TALKS

1) Exploring the influence of shallow water table on the carbon cycle under different cropping systems
PhD Matteo Longo, Department of Agronomy, Food, Natural Resources, Animals and Environment, University of Padua, Italy

2) Greenhouse gas balances of annual and perennial cropping systems
Assistant Professor Johannes W.M. Pullens, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

3) Soil management effects on soil organic matter properties and carbon sequestration (SOMPACS)
Professor Jerzy Weber, Institute of Soil Science and Environmental Protection, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

4) Soil organic carbon content is related to climatic temperature and soil properties in maize cropland
PhD student Weijun Zhang, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Land use

Keynote: Net zero; the implications for agriculture and landuse
Professor Bob Rees, Carbon Management Centre, Scotland’s Rural College, United Kingdom

Can we close global yield gaps while achieving reduced greenhouse gas emissions?
Dr. Clemens Scheer, Environmental Smart Agriculture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Abatement costs of climate friendly peatland management options for agriculture (presentation will not be available)
Research Associate Christoph Buschmann, Coordination Units Climate and Soil, Thünen Institute, Germany

Scenarios for sustainable land-use and biomass production for biorefining in Denmark anno 2030
PhD student Esben Øster Mortensen, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

FLASH TALKS

1) Impact of Climate and Land-use Change on Soil Properties and Carbon Sequestration in Agro-ecosystems West Africa
Lecturer Abdulhakeem Lawal, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

2) The Use of Deficit Irrigation as a Sustainable Technique on GHG Emissions from Valencia orange Orchard Fertilized with Cow Organic Matter under Semi-Arid Climate
Dr. Islam F. Hassan, National Research Center, Egypt

3) Zeolite and alternate wetting-drying irrigation improves yield while mitigating gaseous emissions from paddy in China
PhD student Yan Sha, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

4) Environmental Impact Assessment of Sustainable Future Irrigation Practices in the Indus Basin of Pakistan
PhD student Muhammad Muzammil, Landscape, Water and Biogeochemical Cycles, Justus-Liebig University, Germany

5) Reduction of peat use in horticulture: the challenge of reliable data
Bernhard Osterburg, Coordination Units Climate and Soil, Thünen Institute, Germany

Monitoring, reporting and verification

Keynote: Systematic review of farming practices - translating science in policy relevant information for GHG mitigation
Dr. Simona Bosco, EU Joint Research Centre, Italy

Predicting methane emissions from pig manure: effects of feeding and manure management,
Researcher Paria Sefeedpari, Livestock and Environmental Department, Wageningen Livestock Research, The Netherlands

Measurements of methane emissions from pig farms with different manure management strategies
PhD student Nathalia T. Vechi, Department of Environmental Engineering, DTU Orbit, Denmark

FLASH TALKS

1) The Anaerobic Biodegradation Model (ABM): A flexible tool for predicting methane emission from livestock manure
Postdoc Frederik R. Dalby, Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

2) Standardization of N2O measurement methods at Danish farmers’ fields
Business Developer Ann Britt Værge, Danish Technological Institute, Denmark

3) Development of a continuous soil GHG emission measurement system and implementation in irrigated Mediterranean conditions
Postdoc Maria Alonso-Ayuso, Spanish National Research Council, Spain

4) Continuous dynamic monitoring of nitrous oxide diffusion and reduction in agricultural soil at variable moisture
Researcher Kiril Manevski, Department of Agroecology, Aarhus University, Denmark

System analyses

Keynote: Maximum ambition GHG abatement scenarios in agriculture: opportunities and limitations of integrated modelling approaches
Dr. Wilfried Winiwarter, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Mitigation Strategies for Liquid Dairy Manure Storage in a Cold Climate: impact of acidification and degree of emptying on net greenhouse gas emissions
Professor Claudia Wagner-Riddle, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph, Canada

Identification and analysis of mixed dairy-fodder crop production systems at a European NUTS2 scale (the presentation will not be available)
PhD student Xabier Díaz de Otálora, Leibnitz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, Germany

Exploring Tools and Strategies to reach Net Zero on Welsh Beef and Sheep Farms
PhD student Louise McNicol, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, United Kingdom

FLASH TALKS

1) GHG balances of organic and conventional farming systems – results at trial an farm scale
PhD student Thomas Mösl, Faculty of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Technical University of Münich, Germany

2) Danish Farmers’ Climate Tool (DFCT), registration and mitigation options based on farm data
Consultant Majken Husted, Innovation Center for Organic Farming, Denmark

3) MELS: Mitigation of greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions from livestock systems PhD student Gültaç Çinar, Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB Postdam, Germany

4) Distances to climate targets in EU-27 agriculture: explorative analysis
Bernhard Osterburg, Coordination Unit Climate, Thünen Institute, Germany

5) Irish Farmers’ position on Greenhouse Gas Emissions: An insight into representation, perceived trust and worry
PhD student Úna Sinnott, University College Dublin and Teagasc, Ireland