Through modeling approach, we comprehensively assess the potential of agroecosystems in increasing crop yields, while maximizing resource use efficiency, and reducing GHG emissions and land-to-water nutrient loads
Current Sponsor: NSF CNH (Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems)
Lu, C., Z. Yu, H. Tian, D. Hennessy, H. Feng, M. Al-Kaisi, Y. Zhou, R. Arritt. 2018. Increasing carbon footprint of grain crop production in the U.S. Western Corn Belt. Environmental Research Letter https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aae9fe
Cao, P., C. Lu, and Z. Yu. 2018. Historical Nitrogen Fertilizer Use in Agricultural Ecosystem of the Continental United States during 1850–2015: Application rate, Timing, and Fertilizer Types. Earth System Science Data, 969-984. DOI:10.5194/essd-10-969-2018
Yu, Z., and C. Lu. 2018. Historical cropland expansion and abandonment in the continental U.S. during 1850 to 2016. Global Ecology and Biogeography https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12697.
Tian, H., C. Lu, S. Pan, J. Yang, R. Miao, W. Ren, Q. Yu, B. Fu, F. Jin, J. Melillo, Z. Ouyang, C. Palm, J. Reilly. 2018. Optimizing resource use efficiencies in the Food-Energy-Water nexus for sustainable agriculture: From conceptual model to decision support system. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 33:104–113 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2018.04.003