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Opening Session

Opening: Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil, Coordinator (CRAES) and Convenor (ISCRAES 2020)

Welcome speech: Prof. Mark Rogers, Registrar, Deputy President and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Introduction of CRAES: A potential journey to ISCRAES  Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil, Coordinator (CRAES) and Convenor (ISCRAES 2020).

Opening speeches:    

  1. Minister Eamon Ryan,  Department of Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC), Ireland.
  2. Prof. Takashi Kosaki, President, International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS). Japan.
  3. 3. Prof. Roslyn Gleadow, President, Global Plant Council (GPC), Australia.

Plenary Speeches

Introduction of Plenary session: Dr. M. Ibrahim Khalil, Coordinator (CRAES) and Convenor (ISCRAES 2020).

  1. Dr. Federica Matteoli, FAO, Rome, Italy. Global Perspectives and Inter-linkages of FAO‘s Climate-Smart Agriculture with UN SDGs.
  2. Prof. Nina Buchmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Agroecosystems today and in the future: Drivers of or driven by climate change.
  3. Prof. Alan Matthews, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Promoting Climate-Resilient Agri-Environmental Systems in the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy.
  4. Ms. Laura Giappichelli, EASME, European Commission, Belgium (Invited). LIFE and Climate Action in Agriculture.

Parallel Sessions

Arable cropping systems

Chair: Prof. Kazuyuki Inubushi (Chiba Univ., Japan).
Keynote address
Prof. Jørgen E. Olesen, Aarhus University, Denmark. 
What does it take to realize sustainable arable cropping systems?

Oral presentations
1. Inubushi Kazuyuki, Hidetoshi Taira, Junya Baba, Satochi Togashi and Jollibekov Berdiyar: Chemical characteristics of degraded soils and remediation by cyanobacteria.

2. Boeckx Pascal, Eunice A. Mutuku, Dries Roobroeck, Bernard Vanlauwe and Wim Cornelis: Maize production under combined Conservation Agriculture and Integrated Soil Fertility Management in the Sub-humid and Semi-arid regions of Kenya.

3. O’Neill Macdara, Gary Lanigan, Dermot Forristal and Bruce Osborne: Effect of tillage practice and nitrogen rate on nitrous oxide emissions and emission factors in winter oilseed rape.

4. Collins Chris, Sarah Duddigan, Zakir Hussain, Henny Osbahr, Vijay Thallam and Grady Walker: Understanding the biophysical processes and extension mechanisms of Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF) to support its wider application.

5. Banerjee Hirak, Sukamal Sarkar, Sudarshan Dutta, Sourav Gorai, Krishnendu Ray, Shamie Zingore and Kaushik Majumdar: Nitrogen management for hybrid rice: Trade-offs between productivity, profitability, carbon sustainability and energy efficiency.

6. Khalil Mohammad I. and Bruce A. Osborne: The mitigation potential of key gaseous nitrogen and the role of soil organic carbon for offsetting in arable cropping systems.

7. O’Reilly Alison and Dara Stanley: Do pollinator communities differ between early and late flowering varieties of a mass-flowering crop?

8. Manstretta Valentina, Vittorio Rossi, Giorgio Ragaglini, Alessandro Bosso, Gabriele Canali, Giovanni Laidò, Paola Cutillo and Pierlugi Meriggi: LIFE AGRESTIC – Reduction of Agricultural GReenhouse gases EmiSsions Through Innovative Cropping systems.

Flash talks
Co-Chair: Prof. Pascal Boeckx (Ghent University, Belgium)

1. Siddique M.N.E Alam Lisa L. de Bruyn, Yui Osanai and Chris N. Guppy: Field-scale quantification of SOC and nitrogen dynamics in rice-based cropping systems.

2. Sato Makiba, János Kátai, Miwa Yashima and Kazuyuki Inubushi: Effect of pellet compost on CO₂ and N₂O production and plant growth in Andosol and Chernozem.

3. Breil Nicolas L., Nathalie Jarosz-Pellé, Vincent Bustillo, Benoit Coudert, Solen Queguiner, Nicole Claverie and Thierry Lamaze: Heterogeneity of soil respiration on agroecological and conventional maize crops.

4. Bakacsy László, Henrietta Kovács, Lilla Sípos, Anita Barta, Dóra Stefkó, Andrea Vasas and Ágnes Szepesi: Potential application of phenanthrenes from rushes as organic compounds for sustainable agriculture. 

5. Szepesi Ágnes, László Bakacsy, Henrietta Kovács, László Kredics, Tamás Marik, Péter Pálfi, Réka Szőllősi and Laura Zsigmond: Catabolism of polyamines as biostimulant plant growth regulators for improving salt stress tolerance of tomatoes.

6. Peixoto Leanne, Lars Elsgaard, Jørgen Eivind Olesen, Jim Rasmussen and Yakov Kuzyakov: Carbon deposition and partitioning in the soil microbial biomass from three deep-rooted crops in 4-meter rhizoboxes.

7. Wesolowska Monika, Piotr Baranowski and Lech Schimmelpfennig: Slow-release fertilizers as a way to reduce ammonia and GHG emissions from agricultural sources. 


Grassland Systems

Chair: Dr. Katja Klumpp (INRAE, France)
Keynote address
Prof. Klaus Butterbach-Bahl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Drivers of greenhouse gas footprints in grassland production systems.

Oral presentations
1. Balasingham Nathan and Usha Amaranathan: A molecular pattern recognition receptor signalling compound (Biozest) presents an economically advantageous pastoral greenhouse gas emissions reduction solution.

2. Finn John: Species richness increased yield stability in intensively managed grasslands subjected to experimental drought.

3. Suter Matthias, Olivier Huguenin-Elie and Andreas Lüscher: Multifunctionality of sown grassland is enhanced by species diversity: a contribution to sustainable agriculture.

4. Yearsley Jon, Hannah White, Lupe León-Sánchez, Dinara Sadykova, Maja Ilic, Mathew Magilton, Mark Emmerson, Paul Caplat and Willson Gaul: The resilience of plant productivity at a landscape scale using remotely sensed data.

5. Bracken Conor, Gary Lanigan, Karl Richards, Christoph Müller, Saoirse Tracy and Paul Murphy: Effect of grassland sward composition and N fertiliser management on N2O emission, NO3- leaching, sward yield and N uptake.

6. Grange Guylain, Caroline Brophy and John Finn: Multi-species grasslands open pathways for improving productivity and sustainability under intensive management.

7. Larkin Michelle and Dara Stanley: Does management at a local or landscape scale impact pollinator communities in semi-natural grasslands?

8. Mavrommatis Alexandros, Christina Mitsiopoulou, Thomas Bartzanas, Eleni Tsiplakou, George Zervas and Maria Teresa Pacchioli: Evaluation of the greenhouse gases emitted by different sheep and goat farming systems in Greece.


Flash talks
Co-Chair: Dr. Mhairi Coyle (James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom)

1. Coyle Mhairi, Jonathon Holland, Fiona Fraser, Madeline Giles, Roy Neilson, Helaina Black, Clare Cameron, Jagsdeesh Yeluripati, Dale King and Susan Mitchell: Impacts of liming on soil biodiversity and GHG emissions from permanent grassland in the heart of Scotland.

2. Mitsiopoulou Christina, Alexandros Mavrommatis, Eleni Tsiplakou, George Zervas and Maria Teresa Pacchioli: Dietary nitrogen efficiency in dairy small ruminants under different farming systems.

3. McNee Matthew, Myrtille Lacoste, Simon Cook, Jim McAdam, Wesley Tourangeau and Kate Sherren: Farmer-based research in rangeland grazing systems on the Falkland Islands.

4. Bracken Conor, Gary Lanigan, Karl Richards, Christoph Müller, Saoirse Tracy, James Grant, Dominika Krol, Helen Sheridan, Bridget Lynch, Cornelia Grace, Rochelle Fritch and Paul Murphy: N2O emission and N cycling in mixed composition grassland swards with contrasting soil moisture conditions post urea fertiliser application.

5. Cliquet Joséphine and Alice Poilane: Herby: Carbon storage and grazing management.

6. Jimenez Lizbeth E. Robles, Arni Xochitemol, Mohamed Benaaouda, Jorge Osorio Avalos, Luis Corona, Epigmenio Castillo, Octavio Castelan Ortega and Manuel Gonzalez-Ronquillo: Concentrate supplementation on milk yield, methane and CO2 production in crossbred dairy cows in tropical climate regions.

7. Klumpp Katja, Frederique Louault and Isabelle Bosio: Risk analysis of N leaching from grasslands under different management practices.

Decision Support Tools

Chair: Prof. Christoph Müller (J-L Univ. Giessen, Germany)
Keynote address 
Dr. Jon Hillier, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK.
Decision support tools for environmentally sustainable farming: How do they help?

Oral Presentations
1. Gottschalk Pia, Syed Faiz-Ul Islam, Jon Hillier, Mohammad I. Khalil and Bruce Osborne: Evaluating aspects of the Cool-farm-tool: model assessments versus measurements. 

2. Jonckheere Inge and Esther Mertens: On the use of (geo) spatial tools for support on national GHG-inventory reporting.

3. Kruijt Bart, Reinder Nouta, Cor Jacobs, Merit van den Berg, Christian Fritz, Ronald Hutjes, Wietse Franssen, Katja Klumpp and Bruce Osborne: Towards operational quantification of GHG exchange in heterogeneous agricultural landscapes and experimental plots.

4. Vanrespaille Helena, Mia Tits and Annemie Elsen: Developing carbon accounting at farm level to monitor C-storage and NO2-volatilization in agricultural soils.

5. Yeluripati Jagadeesh, Ina Pohle and Miriam Glendell: Development of DNDC-meta-model to estimate GHG emissions from Norwegian organic soils.

6. Shine Philip, Michael Breen, John Upton and Michael D. Murphy: A decision support system for energy efficient and renewable energy technologies on dairy farms.

7. Thomas Ian, Eva Mockler, Chris Werner, Fiachra O’Loughlin, Per-Erik Mellan-der and Michael Bruen: Next-generation national mapping of soil moisture deficits, runoff and diffuse phosphorus losses in Irish agricultural catchments for decision support.

8. Giannakopoulos Christos, Anna Karali, Christina Papadaskalopoulou, Giannis Lemesios, Konstantinos V. Varotsos, Despoina Charchousi, Marco Moriondo, Maria Papadopoulou, Marinos Markou and Maria Loizidou: LIFE ADAPT2CLIMA tool: A decision support tool for adaptation to climate change impacts on the Mediterranean islands’ agriculture. 

Flash talks
Co-Chair: Dr. Inge Jonckheere (FAO, Italy)
1. Nieuwenhuis Maarten and Anders Lundholm: Alternative management models for Ireland’s western peatland forests to improve the provision of Ecosystem Services.

2. Ktenioudaki Anastasia, Haley Inselberg, Alyssa Smith, Natalia Peres, Colm O’Donnell and Maria Cecilia Do Nascimento Nunes: Innovative systems approach to address supply chain waste in strawberries.

3. Khalil Mohammad I. and Bruce A. Osborne: Potential of the DNDC model to predict long-term changes in N2O emissions and SOC in permanent grassland.

4. Moral Francisco J., Francisco J. Rebollo and Joao Serrano: Hazard assessment of pasture soil fertility from an objective and probabilistic approach.

5. Tsyrybka Viktar, Hanna Ustsinava and Ilya Lahachou: The agrophysical properties of soils as the basis of soil protection agriculture (based on the example of the Braslaŭ region of the Republic of Belarus).

6. Del Rio Duque Martha Lilia, Michelle Bonatti, Katharina Löhr, Marcos Lana, Tatiana Rodriguez and Stefan Sieber: Scaling out sustainable land use systems in Colombia: Some insights and implications from two regional case studies.

7. Lessire Francoise and Isabelle Dufrasne: Evolution of grazing practices in Belgian dairy farms: Results of two surveys. 

8. Moral Francisco J., Francisco J. Rebollo and Joao Serrano: Management zones delineation on grazed permanent pastures using low cost geophysical surveys.

9. O’Rourke Sharon M., Robert H. Foy, Catherine J. Watson, Suzanne Higgins and Peter A. Vadas: Impact of increasing the time interval between manure application and the first rainstorm event on phosphorus concentrations in runoff.

10. Wackerhagen Carolina, Ragnar Leming, Nicolas Metayer, Trötschler Patrick and Vanessa S. Ortega. LIFE AgriAdapt Webtool for Sustainable Adaptation of European Agriculture to Climate Change.


Chair: Dr. Klara Finkele (Met Eireann, Ireland)
Keynote address 
Dr. David Boorman, Cent. Ecol & Hydrol., UK.
Establishing a national soil moisture monitoring network for the UK – the good, the bad and the completely unexpected.

Oral Presentations
1. Maier Regine, Lukas Hörtnagl, Markus Staudinger, Valentin H Klaus and Nina Buchmann: Measuring nitrous oxide fluxes with a mobile eddy covariance system: First results across three Swiss croplands.

2. Barron-Gafford Greg, Alyssa Salazar, Isaiah Barnet-Moreno, Moses Thompson, Blue Baldwin, Patrick Murphy and Jordan Macknick: Dryland Agrivoltaics: Co-locating food and renewable energy production creates a climate-resilient agri-environmental system for maximizing food production and water savings.

3. Ishola Kazeem A., Reamonn M. Fealy, Gerald Mills and Rowan Fealy: Vegetation response to local surface-atmosphere feedbacks during 2018 summer heatwaves and droughts in Ireland.

4. Logakrishnan Mohana Priya, Stuart Green, Tamara Hochstrasser and Reamonn Fealy: Assessing the impact of seasonal weather extremes on farm feed use in Irish dairy farms.

5. Raymond Joanna, Stephen Dorling, Andrew Lovett, Ian Mackay, Haidee Philpott and Steven Penfield: Weatherproofing for a smarter, resilient and more sustainable agri-sector.

6. Mellander Per-Erik and Philip Jordan: Wicked problems and extreme weather: changing perspectives for nutrient pollution management.

7. Jarmain Caren, Eunice Avenant, Adriaan Van Niekerk, Pascalina Mohlotsane, Henry Jordaan, Carlos Poblete-Echeverría and Garth Stephenson: Water footprint as a sustainability indicator for table and wine grape production.



Flash talks
Co-Chair: Prof. Owen Fenton (Teagasc, Ireland)
1. Minoli Sara, Femke Lutz and Christoph Müller. Do climate change impacts and adaptation modify the potential for agricultural intensification?

2. McAdam Jim, Steffi Carter, Anne Jungblut, Matt Aitkenhead, Chris Evans, Sergio Radic and Matthew McNee: A science-based policy response to predicted climate change in the Falkland Islands (52°S).

3. Guisado Fulgencio Honorio, Abelardo García Martin, Carina de Nóbrega Barcelos, Adélia Oliveira de Sousa and José Rafael Marques da Silva: Analysis of meteorological variables and the vegetation index in vine cultivation: Adaptation and trend in the context of climate change.

4. Murphy Rachael, Karl Richards, Dominika Krol, Amanuel Grebremichael, Luis Lopez-Sangil, James Rambaud, Nicholas Cowan, Gary Lanigan and Matthew Saunders: Eddy covariance and static chamber nitrous oxide emissions from grassland silage production.

5. Hochstrasser Tamara, Klara Finkele, Paul Murphy, Owen Fenton, Karl Richards, Eve Daly, Matthew Saunders and Agmet Group: Towards an Irish National Soil Moisture Measurement Network.

6. Simón Luis L. Paniagua, Abelardo García-Martín, Mª Engracia Guerra Velo and Francisco J. Moral García: Winter chilling trends in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula for plum tree hybrids under a climate change context.

7. Martín Abelardo García, Luis L. Paniagua Simón, Fulgencio Honorio Guisado and Mª Engracia Guerra Velo: Aridity seasons and climate change in main crop areas of template fruit tree in southwest of Iberian Peninsula (Spain).

8. Walkiewicz Anna, Piotr Bulak, Mohammad Ibrahim Khalil and Bruce Osborne: Seasonal variability of CH4 uptake by various forest soils – the effect of temperature and precipitation.

Socio-economic costing

Chair: Dr. Laurence Shalloo (Teagasc, Ireland).
Keynote address
Dr. Stephane De Cara, INRA-AgroParisTech, France.
Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture: An economist’s perspective.

Oral presentations
1. Amin Md Nurul, Lisa Lobry de Bruyn, Md Sarwar Hossain, Andrew Lawson and Brian Wilson: Untangling the social ecological dynamics of soil carbon management in dryland agricultural systems of Australia.

2. Adenaeuer Lucie, James Breen, Peter Witzke and Monika Kesting: The potential impact of an EU-wide agricultural mitigation target on the Irish agriculture sector. 

3. Doherty Edel: Exploring farmer preferences for insurance against extreme weather events: Results from a discrete choice experiment study of Irish farmers.

4. Deinert Lea, Israel Ikoyi and Achim Schmalenberger: Recycling-derived Phosphorus Fertilizers as Replacement for Triple Superphosphate – Impact on Soil Microbiota Functions and Plant Growth.

Flash talks
Co-Chair: Dr. Joanne Fitzgerald (IT Carlow, Ireland)
1. Rajagopal Indumathi, Jesús Axayacatl Cuevas Sánchez, Jose Luis Romo Lozano, Teodoro Gomez Hernandez and Julio Baca del Moral: Integral resilience of traditional homegardens in face of climate change to contribute sustainable development in Mexico.

2. Islam Syed Faiz-Ul, Mohammad I. Khalil and Bruce Osborne: Reducing uncertainty in quantifying and reporting GHG emissions and carbon sequestration from European farming landscapes.

3. Hennessy Donagh and L Shalloo: Does the current use of land in Ireland result in feed food competition?

4. Fitzgerald Joanne, Lynne Whelan, Colin Eyre, Nicola Dowdle, Chris Holtom and Brian Ogilvie: Supporting the three pillars of sustainability through innovation residencies with Irish and Welsh SMEs in the food and drink sector.

Agro-Silvo-Pastoral systems

Chair: Prof. Gerardo Moreno (Univ. de Extremadura, Spain)
Keynote address
Prof. Jim McAdam OBE, AFBI, NI, UK. The potential of agro-silvo-pastoral systems to address climate resilience and mitigation.

Oral presentations
1. Norfolk Olivia, Markus Eichhorn and Francis Gilbert: Sustainable agroforestry in a drier world: lessons from Sinai.

2. Llorente Mireia and Gerardo Moreno: Extensive livestock farming in Iberia Dehesa agroforestry system: food that mitigates climate change.

3. Kinsella James and Brian Tobin: The use of silvopastoral management at farm level to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.

4. Rakotovao Narindra, Tantely Razafimbelo, Angelina Rondrotsifantenana and Alain Albrecht: Impact of agroecological practices adopted by farmers on soil organic carbon stocks in the Central Highlands of Madagascar.

5. Courtney Daniel: Sustainability of Intensified Agricultural Production in the Boyne Catchment.

6. Haughey Eamon, Nicholas C. Cryer and Lorna R.M. Wilson: A delay differential equation approach to modelling the effect of climate variability on smallholder cocoa yield in Ghana.

7. Teira-Esmatges M.R., Felicidad Herralde, Xavier Aranda, Carmen Biel, Robert Savé and P. Sànchez-Calderer: Approximation to the greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions from Mediterranean dryland vineyards. 

Flash talks
Co-Chair: Dr. Narindra H. Rakotovao (Univ. Antananarivo, Madagascar)
1. Jimenez Lizbeth E. Robles, Maria D Celis-Alvarez, Sergio Radic, Einar Vargas-Bello-Perez and Manuel González-Ronquillo: Maize grain or maize silage supplementation on milk yield, methane and CO2 production in dairy cows grazing in temperate regions.

2. Nolan, Cathal: Multi-factorial causes of fodder crisis and risk due to Climate Change.

3. McAdam Jim, Eugene Curran and Ian Short: Silvopasture as a climate-resilient sustainable grassland and forestry option.

4. McAdam Jim, John Gilliland and David Dillon: Sustainable silvopasture- A potential demonstration site at Dowth Estate, Ireland.

5. McAdam Jim, Eugene Curran, Ian Short, Tom Houlihan, Liam Kelly, John Brennan, Jennifer Byrne, Kevin Fagan, Sean McGloin, Imogen Rabone and Clive Bright: Irish Agroforestry Forum- promoting trees on farms on the island of Ireland.



Dr. Jon Yearsley (UCD, Ireland) et al. (facilitators) 


Panel Discussion

Prof. Bruce Osborne (UCD, Ireland) (Moderator)

Closing speech

Prof. Tasman Crowe, Director, UCD Earth Institute, Ireland