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  • Researchers propose a unified, scalable framework to measure agricultural greenhouse gas emissions

    Kaiyu Guan standing in an agriculutural field in Illinois

    Illinois natural resources and environmental sciences professor Kaiyu Guan says that there are many farming practices that can go a long way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the scientific community has struggled to find a consistent method for measuring how well these practices work. His new study presents a comprehensive approach to help the stakeholders within the agricultural industry “speak the same language” when discussing greenhouse gas emissions. 

    Photo by Chris Brown Photography, courtesy of NCSA


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  • Editor’s notes: 

    To contact Kaiyu Guan, call 217-300-2690;

    The paper “A scalable framework for quantifying field-level agricultural carbon outcomes” is available online. DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2023.104462