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Microbial networks in control of greenhouse gases emissions in biobased agriculture - MiniBag

Grant number: 13/50365-5
Support type:Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
Duration: February 01, 2014 - January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Agronomy
Cooperation agreement: NWO
Principal Investigator:Heitor Cantarella
Grantee:Heitor Cantarella
Principal investigator abroad: Eiko Eurya Kuramae
Institution abroad: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
Home Institution: Instituto Agronômico (IAC). Agência Paulista de Tecnologia dos Agronegócios (APTA). Secretaria de Agricultura e Abastecimento (São Paulo - Estado). Campinas , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Soils are considered principally non-renewable resources. Soil ecosystem services have a large impact on numerous societal demands and are of high economic importance. Within the area of sustainable agriculture, it is expected that agricultural production will increasingly rely on the natural nutrient retention and recycling capabilities of soil. The project described here seeks to provide a fundamental scientific understanding of soil functioning and the resulting ecosystem services in Brazilian and Dutch bio-economies based on innovative microbial ecology and soil science studies. Focus will be in sugarcane and maize crops production systems by linking soil-bome microbial composition and functioning, waste residues recycling, fertilizers, soil factors and greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions through integrating and complementing the strong expertise of Brazilian and Dutch researchers frorn different areas of agronomy, soil sciences, plant nutrition, biogeochemistry, soil ecology, microbial ecology, ecological genomics, molecular ecology and bioinformatics. ln Brazil, we will quantify the microbial functional groups and microbial abundance of C and N cycle genes and measure GHG emissions (CO2, CH4 and N2O) from soils during the productive cycle ofthe plant under different management practices and verify the temporal and spatial variability of these emissions in the evaluated treatments with different concentrations of sugarcane vinasse residue combined with N mineral fertilizers in combination with straw additions, and determine the conditions under which such GHG emissions can be counteracted, or minimized most. In Netherlands, we will focus on the rules of microbial functional groups, microbial N and C genes, organic matter content/type, GHGs emissions and soil factors on soil quality. The results contribute to Topsectors Agro-food, Horticulture and Bioenergy. The proposed project will also enhance fundamental scientific understanding of the interactive role of the microbial networks operating in soil and the consequences of bio-based agricultural management practices for the functioning of soil systems. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP about the research grant
Novel nitrogen management method helps mitigate GHG emissions of sugarcane fields 

Scientific publications (11)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
CIPRIANO, MATHEUS A. P.; SULEIMAN, AFNAN K. A.; DA SILVEIRA, ADRIANA P. D.; DO CARMO, JANAINA B.; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Bacterial community composition and diversity of two different forms of an organic residue of bioenergy crop. PeerJ, v. 7, APR 18 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
CASSMAN, NORIKO A.; SOARES, JOHNNY R.; PIJL, AGATA; LOURENCO, KESIA S.; VAN VEEN, JOHANNES A.; CANTARELLA, HEITOR; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Nitrification inhibitors effectively target N2O-producing Nitrosospira spp. in tropical soil. ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, v. 21, n. 4, p. 1241-1254, APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LOURENCO, KESIA SILVA; ROSSETTO, RAFFAELLA; VITTI, ANDRE CESAR; MONTEZANO, ZAQUEU FERNANDO; SOARES, JOHNNY RODRIGUES; SOUSA, RAFAEL DE MELO; DO CARMO, JANAINA BRAGA; KURAMAE, EIKO EURYA; CANTARELLA, HEITOR. Strategies to mitigate the nitrous oxide emissions from nitrogen fertilizer applied with organic fertilizers in sugarcane. Science of The Total Environment, v. 650, n. 1, p. 1476-1486, FEB 10 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
CANTARELLA, HEITOR; OTTO, RAFAEL; SOARES, JOHNNY RODRIGUES; DE BRITO SILVA, AIJANIO GOMES. Agronomic efficiency of NBPT as a urease inhibitor: A review. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED RESEARCH, v. 13, n. SI, p. 19-27, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
LOURENCO, KESIA S.; DIMITROV, MAURICIO R.; PIJL, AGATA; SOARES, JOHNNY R.; DO CARMO, JANAINA B.; VAN VEEN, JOHANNES A.; CANTARELLA, HEITOR; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Dominance of bacterial ammonium oxidizers and fungal denitrifiers in the complex nitrogen cycle pathways related to nitrous oxide emission. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 10, n. 9, p. 645-660, SEP 2018. Web of Science Citations: 5.
LOURENCO, KESIA SILVA; SULEIMAN, AFNAN K. A.; PIJL, A.; VAN VEEN, J. A.; CANTARELLA, H.; KURAMAE, E. E. Resilience of the resident soil microbiome to organic and inorganic amendment disturbances and to temporary bacterial invasion. MICROBIOME, v. 6, AUG 13 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
LOURENCO, KESIA S.; CASSMAN, NORIKO A.; PIJL, AGATA S.; VAN VEEN, JOHANNES A.; CANTARELLA, HEITOR; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Nitrosospira sp Govern Nitrous Oxide Emissions in a Tropical Soil Amended With Residues of Bioenergy Crop. FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, v. 9, APR 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
LUCHETA, ADRIANO REIS; DE SOUZA CANNAVAN, FABIANA; TSAI, SIU MUI; KURAMAE, EIKO EURYA. Amazonian Dark Earth and Its Black Carbon Particles Harbor Different Fungal Abundance and Diversity. Pedosphere, v. 27, n. 5, SI, p. 832-845, OCT 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PITOMBO, LEONARDO M.; DO CARMO, JANAINA B.; DE HOLLANDER, MATTIAS; ROSSETTO, RAFFAELLA; LOPEZ, MARYEIMY V.; CANTARELLA, HEITOR; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Exploring soil microbial 16S rRNA sequence data to increase carbon yield and nitrogen efficiency of a bioenergy crop. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, v. 8, n. 5, p. 867-879, SEP 2016. Web of Science Citations: 26.
SOARES, JOHNNY R.; CASSMAN, NORIKO A.; KIELAK, ANNA M.; PIJL, AGATA; CARMO, JANAINA B.; LOURENCO, KESIA S.; LAANBROEK, HENDRIKUS J.; CANTARELLA, HEITOR; KURAMAE, EIKO E. Nitrous oxide emission related to ammonia-oxidizing bacteria and mitigation options from N fertilization in a tropical soil. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, v. 6, JUL 27 2016. Web of Science Citations: 21.
LUCHETA, ADRIANO REIS; CANNAVAN, FABIANA DE SOUZA; WURDIG ROESCH, LUIZ FERNANDO; TSAI, SIU MUI; KURAMAE, EIKO EURYA. Fungal Community Assembly in the Amazonian Dark Earth. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY, v. 71, n. 4, p. 962-973, MAY 2016. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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