The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs invites applications for its capturing cropland and grassland management impacts on soil carbon in the UK land use, land use change and forestry inventory. Research is required to develop a framework for capturing cropland and grassland management impacts on soil carbon in the UK land use, land use change and forestry inventory and to populate this framework. The research is designed around three work packages:
•estimates of UK annual emissions and removals for cropland and grassland management activities which have the potential to change levels of soil carbon for 2010;
•back-casting annual emissions and removals to 1990 and forecasting annual emissions and removals to 2020 and 2050;
•calculating the mitigation and offset potential available through changing cropland and grassland management by 2020 and 2050.
Although the focus of this project is on management activities which have the potential to change levels of soil carbon other greenhouse gas emissions associated with these management activities will also need to be calculated if they are not already included within the agricultural inventory. Due to the nature of this project it is expected that the project team will include soil scientists, agricultural scientists, agronomists and economists. The project is to start 10 September 2012 and last for 18 months, ending 28 February 2014. SP 1113.
Closing date: 4pm, 31 July 12
The RKE Operations team can help you with your application.