A major step for our new GreenGaDe project focusing on greenhouse gas emissions in West Africa: Our project partner in Niger has received the two multifunctional gas exchange systems. The foundation for effective on-site measurements of greenhouse gases is the procurement of the right equipment. Therefore, within the last months, working group members of the GreenGaDe project, Dr. Amanuel Gebremichael and Dr. Larissa Raatz, have been coordinating the purchase and sending of two multifunctional gas exchange systems which will be used to measure ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes from various land-use types. These systems can also take gas samples for two other important greenhouse gases (methane and nitrogen dioxide) emitted from croplands such as rice fields. Moreover, they can directly measure soil moisture and air temperature.
Our project partners in Niger (led by Dr. Mounkaila Mohamed) are now in a strong position to start greenhouse gas measurements in agricultural landscapes. Great timing, just in time for the next growing season!