Coupled carbon and nitrogen mass balances in agricultural production and implications for global environmental change

Tiago Morais

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Tiago G. Morais is currently a PhD student at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon (Portugal) in collaboration with the Institute for Social Ecology - AlpenAdriaUniversität Klagenfurt (Austria). In his PhD, Tiago Morais is studying the sustainability of human diets, namely sustainable livestock production and how it affects carbon and nitrogen cycling agroecosystems using scale-consistent approaches (i.e. can be applied at farm or regional scales). His main domain of specialization is environmental assessment applied to the agri-food sector, in particular, using Life Cycle Assessment. He produced a scale-consistent agri-food Life Cycle Inventory for Portugal. He also developed several Life Cycle Impact Assessment models for land use impacts using soil organic carbon depletion at regional (European Union) and global scales.


Objective: Agriculture is an important contributor to global environmental changes due to, for example, its large share of global greenhouse gases emissions and nitrate leaching. Most available models to assess the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Tiago Morais (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  2. Ricardo Teixeira (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  3. Tiago Domingos (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  4. Lúcia Barão (cE3c (Center for ecology, evolution and environmental changes), University of Lisbon, Lisbon; and ICAAM (Institute of Mediterranean Agricultural and Environmental Sciences), University of Évora, Évora)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


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