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Gary Lanigan

Teagasc Environment, Soils and Land Use Department, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland Y35 TC97


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The area of research I am focused on is quantifying and drawing up mitigation strategies for gaseous emissions associated with agricultural practices. These emissions include the major greenhouse gases; carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, as well as non-greenhouse emissions, such as ammonia. In particular, I am interested in looking at the effects of changes in land management and/or land use on nitrous oxide, carbon and ammonia fluxes. Particular interests are the use of stable isotopes to characterise C and N cycling in ecosystems and eddy covariance techniques to quantify field-scale fluxes.

Research areas of interest for MSCA IF application:

  • Tracing carbon and nitrogen flows through agro-ecosystems – understanding the impact of future climate change on biogeochemical cycling
  • Designing low GHG farming systems
  • Enhancing carbon sequestration across various land-uses
  • Reducing N2O and ammonia emissions from livestock and/or tillage systems
  • Use of micromet techniques to assess GHG emissions and ecosystem C balance

Prof. Lanigan has supervised 10 PhD and 2 MSc students to completion and 5 postdocs. Currently his research team consists of 1 postdoc, 1 technician and 7 PhD students.