Dr Fabrizio Albanito
MSc, PhD, MRSB
I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. I have been involved in plant-soil biogeochemistry research for approximately 15 years working in a number of climate-change mitigation and sustainability projects both in agriculture and forestry. My career started as an experimentalist, studying biogeochemical and physical processes governing soil carbon dynamics, and since 2010 I have been a member of the environmental research group lead by Prof. Pete Smith. I have been involved in number of regional and international projects quantifying the climate change mitigation potentials of a number of greenhouse gas (GHG) removal strategies in land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) scenarios.
Dynamic monitoring, reporting and verification for implementing negative emission strategies in managed ecosystems (RETINA)
This project will demonstrate a novel solution for improved land carbon systems understanding by linking sensors, edge and High Performance Computing (HPC)-based data analysis and modelling and visualisation to meet farmer and policy maker information needs in support of net zero GHG emissions for Scotland (2045) and wider UK (2050). This will create a UK monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system to capture changes in soil carbon and GHG emissions from agricultural systems.
Funding: NERC, NE/V003259/1
Understanding and Improving the Sustainability of agro-Ecological farming systems in the EU.
UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems.
improved methodological capacity to assess the sustainability of agro-ecological approaches
enhanced integrated capacity and knowledge sharing to develop viable long term strategies for traditional and small-scale AEFS
co-constructed novel and effective market mechanisms and policy instruments for delivering public goods through economically viable AEFS
improved knowledge base of agro-ecological farming in the EU for use by policy-makers with at EU, national and regional levels, advisors, farmers, value chain actors and consumers
inform the reform process of the CAP after 2020, revisions to environmental policies and policy efforts to support rural job creation
Funding: Horizon 2020, European UnionCall: - Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chainsTopic: SFS-29-2017: Socio-eco-economics – socio-economics in ecological approaches
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Model comparison and quantification of nitrous oxide emission and mitigation potential from maize and wheat fields at a global scaleScience of the Total Environment, vol. 782, 146696Contributions to Journals: Articles
Improving N2O emission estimates with the global N2O databaseCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 47, pp. 13-20Contributions to Journals: Articles
Can biomass supply meet the demands of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)?Global Change Biology, vol. 26, no. 10, pp. 5358-5364Contributions to Journals: Articles
A systems model describing the impact of organic resource use on farming households in low to middle income countriesAgricultural Systems, vol. 184, 102895Contributions to Journals: Articles
Measurement of N2O emissions over the whole year is necessary for estimating reliable emission factorsEnvironmental Pollution, vol. 259, 113864Contributions to Journals: Literature Reviews
Assessing agro-ecological practices using a combination of three sustainability assessment toolsLandbauforschung-Journal of sustainable and organic agricultural systems, vol. 70, no. 2, pp. 129-144Contributions to Journals: Articles
Mitigation potential and environmental impact of centralized versus distributed BECCS with domestic biomass production in Great BritainGlobal Change Biology. Bioenergy, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1234-1252Contributions to Journals: Articles
Treatment of organic resources before soil incorporation in semi-arid regions improves resilience to El Niño, and increases crop production and economic returnsEnvironmental Research Letters, vol. 14, no. 8, 085004Contributions to Journals: Articles
Re-assessing nitrous oxide emissions from croplands across Mainland ChinaAgriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, vol. 268, pp. 70-78Contributions to Journals: Articles
Global projections of future cropland expansion to 2050 and direct impacts on biodiversity and carbon storageGlobal Change Biology, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 5895-5908Contributions to Journals: Articles