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Prof. UZ Dr. Barbara Amon

Scientist; Executive Board Representative for Research

Department: Technology Assessment

Telefon: +49 (0)331 5699 243
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Program areas

Research areas

  • 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

Scientific activities

  • IPCC
    • Review Editor to 6th Assessment Report
    • Lead Author chapter 'Agriculture', 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
    • Expert Panel 'Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories'
  • UNECE Control of Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP), EMEP Steering Body
    • Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP): Co-chair 'Agriculture and Nature Panel'
    • Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen (TFRN): Expert Panel on 'Mitigation of Agricultural Nitrogen' and 'Nitrogen Budgets'
  • FAO
    • Network on Recycling of Agricultural, Municipal and Industrial Residues in Agriculture (RAMIRAN)
    • Nutrient cycles accounting and impact assessment Technical Advisory Group under the FAO-Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership
  • KTBL Working group on climate protection

  • 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


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Curriculum Vitae


Nov 2018- Associate professor for environmental engineering and agricultural engineering at the University of Zielona Góra, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Environmental Engineering, Poland

Jan 2015-  Coordinator of ATB research programme 1 ‘Precision farming in crop and livestock production’

Sep 2012-  Senior research scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB)

1994-2017  Senior research scientist at the Division of Agricultural Engineering, Department of Sustainable Agricultural Systems and at the Institute of Soil Research of the Department of Forest and Soil Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

1993-94     Research assistant at the Technical University of Munich, Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) in Freising-Weihenstephan, Department ‘Agricultural Engineering and Animal Housing’



2007       Habilitation in Agricultural Engineering

1998       Degree as Dr. nat.techn.

1994-98  Universität für Bodenkultur, Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

1990       Gap year in farms incl. extensive on-farm training

1993       Degree of ‘Diplomagraringenieurin’

1988-93  Technical University of Munich, Topic: ‘Agricultural Engineering’, Specialisation in: ‘Animal Production’

1987        School leaving certificate, university entry qualification