Impact of climate change on nitric oxide and nitrous oxide emission from typical landuses in Scotland

Within this work we studied soil fluxes of NO and N2O in typical landuses across Eastern Scotland and the Highlands under simulated climate change conditions.

We found that drought significantly increased N2O emissions in all landuses except treegrowing areas and natural peatland. Grazed grasslands had higher responses (NO and N2O) to drought than natural sites. Rewetting significantly increased both NO and N2O emissions in most landuses. Climate warming and extreme events are likely to increase soil NO and N2O fluxes from natural and agriculturally managed systems.