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Max-Eyth-Allee 100

14469 Potsdam


Tel. +49 (0)331 5699-0


Coordinating institute


Priv. Doz. Dr. Barbara Amon Prof. UZ
Department: Technology Assessment and Substance Cycles
Research scientist, research programme coordinator

Telephone: +49 (0)331 5699 243

Research programs

Areas of research

  • measuring and reducing emissions from animal husbandry
  • animal welfare  and precision livestock farming
  • biogas production from animal manures and energy crops 
  • sustainable manure management
  • improvement of emission inventories
  • nitrogen management and fluxes
  • sustainability in agricultural systems and technologies
  • integration of regional agricultural production systems into concepts of OneHealth


  • Guest editor for special issue "Gaseous Emissions and Mitigation Options during Waste Management in Agroecosystems" (
  • since Nov 2018 associate professor for environmental engineering and agricultural engineering at the University of Zielona Góra 
  • IPCC Review Editor to 6th Assessment Report
  • IPCC Lead Author chapter “Agriculture”, 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
  • Nutrient cycles accounting and impact assessment technical advisory group under the FAO-Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership
  • EIP Agri Focus Group "Reducing emissions from cattle farming"
  • TFEIP: co-chair of the “Agriculture and Nature Panel”
  • TFRN: Expert Panel on Mitigation of Agricultural Nitrogen
  • TFRN: Expert Panel on Nitrogen Budgets
  • KTBL: Emission factors for animal husbandry
  • KTBL: Working group on climate protection
  • associate editor of “Journal of Environmental Quality”
  • editorial board of “Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment” and “Frontiers”
  • Austrian Expert Panel on IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) ”Intensive rearing of pigs and poultry”
  • Austrian working group on the sector Agriculture within the Austrian Climate Protection Law
  • Austrian Assessment Report: contributing lead author
  • UN/ECE Control of Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution, EMEP Steering Body, Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections
  • IPCC Expert Panel “Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories”
  • FAO Network on Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture (RAMIRAN) 

Additional research projects
  • NitroClim.AT: Sustainable nitrogen management under climate change in Austria
  • Towards INMS: Targeted research on the global nitrogen cycle, towards the establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System
Curriculum Vitae
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Personal profile: Universität für Bodenkultur BOKU, Wien




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May 4, 2020: Virtual Meeting - INI2020 in Berlin (originally scheduled for May 3-7, 2020)

For Covid-19 updates concerning the 8th Global Nitrogen Conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative please check the conference homepage:


Aufgrund der aktuellen Gefährdungssituation durch das Corona-Virus COVID -19 wird die Veranstaltung abgesagt.

Press information

Neuer Methanrechner zur Optimierung von Biogasanlagen jetzt online verfügbar

5. Feb. 2020: Im Projekt Opti-Methan (Förderung: BMEL/FNR) hat das Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie einen Online-Rechner entwickelt, der eine genauere Berechnung der Methanbildung in bestehenden Biogasanlagen ermöglicht. Anlagenbetreiber können erstmals anstelle der üblichen...

Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. · Max-Eyth-Allee 100 · 14469 Potsdam · Germany · Tel. +49 (0)331 5699 0 · E-mail