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Advances in environmental management in grasslands soils

Grant number: 19/04991-8
Support type:Research Grants - Visiting Researcher Grant - International
Duration: July 15, 2019 - July 29, 2019
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Pastures and Forage Crops
Principal Investigator:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Grantee:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Visiting researcher: Maria Lucia Silveira
Visiting researcher institution: University of Florida, Ona (UF), United States
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/16631-5 - Management strategies to reduce environmental impacts of beef cattle production systems, AP.PFPMCG.TEM


Pasture ecosystems are complex systems involving interactions in soil-plant-animal and atmosphere. Soil is the basis of the animal production system. The nutrients needed for plant growth are provided by soil and numerous gaseous exchanges between pasture soils occur such as the production of methane, nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide. During the visit will discuss the results of 8 years of research in the field of climate change and nutrient cycling in pastoral ecosystems. The interaction will result in new research projects and high-level publications. (AU)