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Rosenzweig et al. 2010

Rosenzweig, C., S. Bartges, A. Powell, J. Garcia, P. Neofotis, J. LaBelle, J. Snyder, A.Y.Y. Kong, and D. Hillel, 2010: Soil carbon sequestration potential in the Hudson Valley, New York — A pilot study utilizing COMET-VR. J. Soil Water Conserv., 65, no. 3, 68A-71A, doi:10.2489/jswc.65.3.68A.

Mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the reduction of negative impacts to the environment are pertinent to long-term agricultural sustainability. In 2007, the agricultural sector was responsible for 6% of the total GHG emissions in the United States (413 Tg carbon dioxide equivalents [CO2e] [455 million tn CO2e]). The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority reports that GHG emissions for the State of New York totaled 270 Tg CO2e (298 million tn CO2e) in 2005, which represented 3.8% of total GHG emissions in the United States. There is a paucity of recent estimates for GHG emissions from the agricultural region of New York State. However, it can be expected that the percent contribution of agriculture to total GHG emissions from the State of NewYork is on the same order of magnitude or slightly lower than that for the nation (≤6%).

Understanding the distribution and dynamics of soil C at the regional level is an important step in quantifying regional and global C balances and assessing responses of terrestrial ecosystems to land use change. This research aimed to (1) estimate the C sequestration potential of the Hudson Valley agricultural region using the COMET-VR (Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases-Carbon Management Evaluation Tool) tool and (2) provide New York State scientists and policymakers with the information to begin creating a framework for a C credit program that is also relevant to similar small-scale, diverse farming regions.

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@article{ro00110y,
  author={Rosenzweig, C. and Bartges, S. and Powell, A. and Garcia, J. and Neofotis, P. and LaBelle, J. and Snyder, J. and Kong, A. Y. Y. and Hillel, D.},
  title={Soil carbon sequestration potential in the Hudson Valley, New York — A pilot study utilizing COMET-VR},
  year={2010},
  journal={J. Soil Water Conserv.},
  volume={65},
  number={3},
  pages={68A--71A},
  doi={10.2489/jswc.65.3.68A},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ro00110y
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
AU  - Bartges, S.
AU  - Powell, A.
AU  - Garcia, J.
AU  - Neofotis, P.
AU  - LaBelle, J.
AU  - Snyder, J.
AU  - Kong, A. Y. Y.
AU  - Hillel, D.
PY  - 2010
TI  - Soil carbon sequestration potential in the Hudson Valley, New York — A pilot study utilizing COMET-VR
JA  - J. Soil Water Conserv.
VL  - 65
IS  - 3
SP  - 68A
EP  - 71A
DO  - 10.2489/jswc.65.3.68A
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