Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2018
    Associate Professor for Environmental Engineering and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Zielona Góra

  • Since 2015
    Coordinator of ATB research programme 1 “precision farming in crop and livestock production”

  • Since 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 Life Sciences, Vienna

  • 1993 – 1994
    Research assistant at the Technical University of Munich, Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landtechnik in Freising-Weihenstephan, Department “Agricultural Engineering and Animal Housing”

Selected publications

  • KUPPER, T.; HÄNI, C.; NEFTEL, A.; KINCAID, C.; BÜHLER, M.; AMON, B.; VANDERZAAG, A. (2020): Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from slurry storage – a review. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. (15 September 2020): p. 106963. Online:

  • HUTCHINGS, N.; SOERENSEN, P.; M D S CORDOVIL, C.; LEIP, A.; AMON, B. (2020): Measures to increase the nitrogen use efficiency of European agricultural production. Global Food Security – Agriculture Policy Economics and Environment. (Sept): p. 100381. Online:

  • BARAL, K.; JÉGO, G.; AMON, B.; BOL, R.; CHANTIGNY, M.; OLESEN, J.; PETERSEN, S. (2018): Greenhouse gas emissions during storage of manure and digestates: Key role of methane for prediction and mitigation. Agricultural Systems. 166 (Oct): 26-35 Online:

  • SAJEEV, E.; WINIWARTER, W.; AMON, B. (2018): Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Emissions from Different Stages of Liquid Manure Management Chains: Abatement Options and Emission Interactions Journal of Environmental Quality. 47 (1): 30-41 Online:

  • SAJEEV, E.; AMON, B.; AMMON, C.; ZOLLITSCH, W.; WINIWARTER, W. (2018): Evaluating the potential of dietary crude protein manipulation in reducing ammonia emissions from cattle and pig manure: A meta-analysis Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 110 (1): 161-175 Online:

  • PIERER, M.; AMON, B.; WINIWARTER, W.: Adapting feeding methods for less nitrogen pollution from pig and dairy cattle farming: abatement costs and uncertainties. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems: 1-20. Online unter URL:, 2016 (online: 23.02.2016)

  • AMON, B.; WINIWARTER, W.; ANDERL, M.; BAUMGARTEN, A.; DERSCH, G.; GUGGENBERGER, T.; HASENAUER, H.; KANTELHARDT, J.; KASPER, M.; KITZLER, B.; MOSER, T.; PÖTZELSBERGER, E.; PROSENBAUER, M.; SCHALLER, L.; SCHRÖCK, A.; SIGMUND, E.; ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, S.; ZETHNER, G.: Farming for a better climate (FarmClim). Design of an inter- and transdisciplinary research project aiming to address the science-policy gap. GAiA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society (2): 118-124, 2014

  • AMON, B; KRYVORUCHKO, V; FROHLICH, M; AMON, T; POLLINGER, A; MOSENBACHER, I; HAUSLEITNER, A. (2007): Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from a straw flow system for fattening pigs: Housing and manure storage. Livest Sci.; 112: 199-207.

  • AMON, B., KRYVORUCHKO, V., AMON, T., ZECHMEISTER-BOLTENSTERN, S. (2006): Methane, nitrous oxide and ammonia emissions during storage and after application of dairy cattle slurry and influence of slurry treatment. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Special Issue “Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock Production”, 112, 2 – 3, 153-162.

  • AMON, B., AMON T., BOXBERGER, J., WAGNER-ALT, C.: (2001) Emissions of NH3, N2O and CH4 from dairy cows housed in a farmyard manure tying stall (housing, manure storage, manure spreading). Nutrient Cycling in Agro-Ecosystems 60: p. 103-113.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • MilKey Decision support system for sustainable and GHG optimised milk production in key European areas, ATB FACCE EraNet Joint Call 2018, 2020 – 2022, 2.097.000 €

  • MELS Mitigating greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems, ATB FACCE EraNet Joint Call 2018, 2020 – 2022, 1.069.900 €

  • M4Models Manure management for methane mitigation – Improved inventory modelling to support policy actions Aarhus University, FACCE EraNet Joint Call 2018, 2020 – 2022, 250.957 €

  • NitroAustria Nitrogen losses from Austrian agricultural soils –modelling to explore trade off-effects, 2015 – 2018, 299.277 €

  • FarmClim Farming for a better climate by improving nitrogen use efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Amon, 2012 – 2014, 306.905 €

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • IPCC Review Editor to 6th Assessment Report, IPCC WG III, 2019 – 2023

  • European Commission: Chair of “Livestock Housing and Manure Management” for the European Duidance Document on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management, 2019

  • IPCC Lead Author chapter “Agriculture”, 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, 2017 – 2019

  • Nutrient cycles accounting and impact assessment technical advisory group under the FAO-Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership, 2016 – 2018

  • European Commission: “Towards joined-up nitrogen guidance for air, water and cli-mate co-benefits” chair of working group “Livestock Housing and Manure Management”, 2016

  • UN/ECE Control of Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution, EMEP Steering Body, Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections: co-chair “Agriculture and Nature Panel”

  • Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen: co-chair “Expert Panel on Mitigation of Agr. Nitrogen”

  • TFRN: Expert Panel on Nitrogen Budgets and Expert Panel on Nitrogen and Food

  • EIP-AGRI Focus Group “Reducing emissions from cattle farming”

  • KTBL: working group on emissions and climate protection

  • Associate editor of “Journal of Environmental Quality” and “Frontiers”

  • Editorial board of “Journal of Environmental Science and Health, PartB”


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