© 2000

Methane Emissions from Major Rice Ecosystems in Asia

  • Editors
  • Reiner Wassmann
  • Rhoda S. Lantin
  • Heinz-Ulrich Neue

Part of the Developments in Plant and Soil Sciences book series (DPSS, volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Results of the interregional program on methane emissions from rice fields

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. R. Wassmann, H.-U. Neueu, R. S. Lantin, L. V. Buendia, H. Rennenberg
      Pages 1-12
    3. R. Wassmann, H. U. Neue, R. S. Lantin, K. Makarim, N. Chareonsilp, L. V. Buendia et al.
      Pages 13-22
    4. R. Wassmann, R. S. Lantin, H. U. Neue, L. V. Buendia, T. M. Corton, Y. Lu
      Pages 23-36
    5. T. M. Corton, J. B. Bajita, F. S. Grospe, R. R. Pamplona, C. A. Asis Jr., R. Wassmann et al.
      Pages 37-53
    6. Z. Y. Wang, Y. C. Xu, Z. Li, Y. X. Guo, R. Wassmann, H. U. Neue et al.
      Pages 55-63
    7. W. F. Lu, W. Chen, B. W. Duan, W. M. Guo, Y. Lu, R. S. Lantin et al.
      Pages 65-73
    8. M. C. Jain, S. Kumar, R. Wassmann, S. Mitra, S. D. Singh, J. P. Singh et al.
      Pages 75-83
    9. P. Setyanto, A. K. Makarim, A. M. Fagi, R. Wassmann, L. V. Buendia
      Pages 85-93
    10. T. K. Adhya, K. Bharati, S. R. Mohanty, B. Ramakrishnan, V. R. Rao, N. Sethunathan et al.
      Pages 95-105
    11. R. Wassmann, L. V. Buendia, R. S. Lantin, C. S. Bueno, L. A. Lubigan, A. Umali et al.
      Pages 107-119
    12. N. Chareonsilp, C. Buddhaboon, P. Promnart, R. Wassmann, R. S. Lantin
      Pages 121-130
  3. Selected modeling approaches, field and laboratory experiments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. J. R. M. Arah, G. J. D. Kirk
      Pages 221-230

About this book


Rice production is affected by changing climate conditions and has the dual role of contributing to global warming through emissions of the greenhouse gas methane. Climate change has been recognized as a major threat to the global environment. Because of insufficient field data, rice-growing countries face a problem when trying to comply with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change stipulations to compile a national inventory of emissions and to explore mitigation options.
Given the expected doubling in rice production in Asia, the need to evaluate the interaction between climate change and rice production is critical to forming a sound basis for future directions of technology developments by policy makers, agriculturists, environmentalists, rice producers, and rice consumers.
The present book comprises two sections. The first part documents a comprehensive overview of the results achieved from an interregional research effort to quantify methane emission from major rice ecosystems and to identify efficient mitigation options. This research report broadens understanding of the contribution of rice cultivation to methane emissions and clarifies that emissions are relatively low, except in specific rice ecosystems, and that these high emissions could be ameliorated without sacrificing yield.
The second section shows results from other projects that investigated the role of rice cultivators in field and laboratory approaches. The findings represent inputs for future modeling approaches in the role of rice cultivators. The expanded database generated by other projects is reflected in modeling efforts.


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