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James Rambaud

Soil Carbon Sequestration Technician

Research Interests

  • Soil Carbon Sequestration
  • Greenhouse Gases and associated mitigation strategies
  • Carbon and Nitrogen in agroecosystems
  • Climate change
  • Soil ecology, quality and health


Current Projects

I am currently working under the supervision of Prof. Gary Lanigan on the following projects: 

  • National Agricultural Soil Carbon Observatory (NASCO)
  • Irish National Soil Moisture Monitoring Network (ISMON)
  • SignPost Programme – Quantifying carbon sequestration in Irish grassland soils
  • Abating Ammonia in Agriculture (Triple A)
  • Manipulation and Integration of Nitrogen Emissions (MINE)


  • 2022  –  EASA Drone Pilot Specific Category (STS01/PDRAS01) Qualification
  • 2020 –  BSc (Hons) in Land Management with Agriculture, Waterford Institute of                          Technology
  • 2019  –  Crop Nutrient Management QQI level 6
  • 2014  –  BSc in Agriculture, Waterford Institute of Technology

James has co-authored the following publications:

Biotic and abiotic predictors of potential N2O emissions from denitrification in Irish grasslands soils: A national-scale field study.DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2022.108637

Nitrous oxide emission factors from an intensively grazed temperate grassland: A comparison of cumulative emissions determined by eddy covariance and static chamber methods.DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107725

Assessing nitrous oxide emissions in time and space with minimal uncertainty using static chambers and eddy covariance from a temperate grassland. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2021.108743