Editorial Board Members' Collection Series: Food and Climate Change

A special issue of Gases (ISSN 2673-5628).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 381

Special Issue Editors

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Energy and Environmental Chemistry Centre for Bioenergy & Resource Management, Cranfield University, Bedford MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: biomass and waste; carbon capture and storage; carbon, climate and risk; conventional and advanced fuels; energy and the environment; power systems and turbines; renewable energy
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Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences (DiAAA), University of Molise, Via F. De Sanctis, I-86100 Campobasso, Italy
Interests: phthalates; bisphenol-A; plasticizers; microplastics; environment; human health; endocrine disruptors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will look at the restriction of methane from cattle digestive processes and nitrous oxide from agriculture and the development of technologies that allow biomass to be used in a carbon-neutral, or even carbon-negative, way. This Special Issue may consider greenhouses and the use of CO2 to accelerate growth, but it will also examine what limits exist in terms of CO2 concentrations for plant growth. The safety aspects of using CO2, including toxicity and negative health effects, may be considered. The balance between high levels of CO2 and depletion of vital nutrients necessary for plant growth will be examined. The effects of lower Zn and Fe levels due to elevated CO2 levels for C3 grains and legumes may also be examined. Given that C3 plants and legumes represent 90% of terrestrial plants, the development of species that are tolerant of high levels of CO2 and the increased production of C4 plants for food crops may be investigated under scenarios where the CO2 levels exceed 1.5°C levels. Possible interactions with marine food production and increased CO2 absorption and reducing pH levels may also be examined. In addition, the mobilization of heavy metals or other species due to lower pH leachates may also be considered in this Special Issue. Finally, the effects of increased CO2 concentrations of water both in the marine and non-marine environment on food production and safety may be examined.

Prof. Dr. Ben J. Anthony
Dr. Pasquale Avino
Guest Editors

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  • enhanced growth due to CO2
  • exhaustion of nutrients due to accelerated plant growth
  • effects of increased acid rain due to increasing CO2 levels

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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