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dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Lilian
dc.contributor.authorCreamer, Rachel E.
dc.contributor.authorFealy, Reamonn
dc.contributor.authorLanigan, Gary
dc.contributor.authorSimo, Iolanda
dc.contributor.authorFenton, Owen
dc.contributor.authorCarfrae, J.
dc.contributor.authorSchulte, Rogier
dc.creatorL., O'Sullivan
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T15:42:21Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T15:42:21Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-30
dc.identifier.citationO'Sullivan, L., Creamer, R., Fealy, R., Lanigan, G., Simo, I., Fenton, O., Carfrae, J. and Schulte, R. Functional Land Management for managing soil functions: A case-study of the trade-off between primary productivity and carbon storage in response to the intervention of drainage systems in Ireland. Land Use Policy, 2015, 47, 42-54. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.03.007en_US
dc.identifier.issn02648377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/1992
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractGlobally, there is growing demand for increased agricultural outputs. At the same time, the agricultural industry is expected to meet increasingly stringent environmental targets. Thus, there is an urgent pressure on the soil resource to deliver multiple functions simultaneously. The Functional Land Management framework (Schulte et al., 2014) is a conceptual tool designed to support policy making to manage soil functions to meet these multiple demands. This paper provides a first example of a practical application of the Functional Land Management concept relevant to policy stakeholders. In this study we examine the trade-offs, between the soil functions ‘primary productivity’ and ‘carbon cycling and storage’, in response to the intervention of land drainage systems applied to ‘imperfectly’ and ‘poorly’ draining managed grasslands in Ireland. These trade-offs are explored as a function of the nominal price of ‘Certified Emission Reductions’ or ‘carbon credits’. Also, these trade-offs are characterised spatially using ArcGIS to account for spatial variability in the supply of soil functions.To manage soil functions, it is essential to understand how individual soil functions are prioritised by those that are responsible for the supply of soil functions – generally farmers and foresters, and those who frame demand for soil functions – policy makers. Here, in relation to these two soil functions, a gap exists in relation to this prioritisation between these two stakeholder groups. Currently, the prioritisation and incentivisation of these competing soil functions is primarily a function of CO2 price. At current CO2 prices, the agronomic benefits outweigh the monetised environmental costs. The value of CO2 loss would only exceed productivity gains at either higher CO2 prices or at a reduced discount period rate. Finally, this study shows large geographic variation in the environmental cost: agronomic benefit ratio. Therein, the Functional Land Management framework can support the development of policies that are more tailored to contrasting biophysical environments and are therefore more effective than ‘blanket approaches’ allowing more specific and effective prioritisation of contrasting soil functions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofLand Use Policy
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLand Use Policy;Vol. 47
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectFunctional Land Managementen_US
dc.subjectSoil functionsen_US
dc.subjectFood security and environmental sustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectCarbon priceen_US
dc.subjectLand drainageen_US
dc.subjectGISen_US
dc.subjectpolicy frameworksen_US
dc.titleFunctional Land Management for managing soil functions: A case-study of the trade-off between primary productivity and carbon storage in response to the intervention of drainage systems in Irelanden_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.embargo.terms2018-09-30en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.03.007
dc.relation.volume47
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marineen_US
dc.source.volume47
dc.source.beginpage42
dc.source.endpage54
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-30T00:00:00Z


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