Articles | Volume 19, issue 16
Biogeosciences, 19, 3935–3958, 2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 3935–3958, 2022
Research article
30 Aug 2022
Research article | 30 Aug 2022

Modeling the effects of alternative crop–livestock management scenarios on important ecosystem services for smallholder farming from a landscape perspective

Mirjam Pfeiffer et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-61', Carsten Marohn, 12 May 2022
  • RC2: 'bg-2022-61', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Jun 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jul 2022) by Paul Stoy
AR by Mirjam Pfeiffer on behalf of the Authors (29 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (31 Jul 2022) by Paul Stoy
Short summary
Smallholder farmers face challenges due to poor land management and climate change. We linked the APSIM crop model and the aDGVM2 vegetation model to investigate integrated management options that enhance ecosystem functions and services. Sustainable intensification moderately increased yields. Crop residue grazing reduced feed gaps but not for dry-to-wet season transitions. Measures to improve soil water and nutrient status are recommended. Landscape-level ecosystem management is essential.
Final-revised paper