Bioenergy and Land Use Change. Geophysical Monograph Series

  • ID: 4334986
  • Book
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Although bioenergy is a renewable energy source, it is not without impact on the environment. Both the cultivation of crops specifically for use as biofuels and the use of agricultural byproducts to generate energy changes the landscape, affects ecosystems, and impacts the climate. Bioenergy and Land Use Change focuses on regional and global assessments of land use change related to bioenergy and the environmental impacts. This interdisciplinary volume provides both high level reviews and in–depth analyses on specific topics.

Volume highlights include:

  • Land use change concepts, economics, and modeling
  • Relationships between bioenergy and land use change
  • Impacts on soil carbon, soil health, water quality, and the hydrologic cycle
  • Impacts on natural capital and ecosystem services
  • Effects of bioenergy on direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions
  • Biogeochemical and biogeophysical climate regulation
  • Uncertainties and challenges associated with land use change quantification and environmental impact assessments

Bioenergy and Land Use Change is a valuable resource for professionals, researchers, and graduate students from a wide variety of fields including energy, economics, ecology, geography, agricultural science, geoscience, and environmental science. 

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Part I: Bioenergy and Land Use Change

1 Bioenergy and Land Use Change: An OverviewPankaj Lal, Aditi Ranjan, Bernabas Wolde, Pralhad Burli, Renata Blumberg

2 An Exploration of Agricultural Land Use Change at the Intensive and Extensive Margins: Implications for Biofuels Induced Land Use Change ModelingFarzad Taheripour, Hao Cui, Wallace E. Tyner

3 Effects of Sugarcane Ethanol Expansion in The Brazilian Cerrado: Land Use Response in the New FrontierMarcellus M. Caldas, Gabriel Granco, Christopher Bishop, Jude Kastens, J. Brown

4 Biofuel Expansion and the Spatial Economy: Implications for the Amazon Basin in the 21st CenturyEugenio Y. Arima, Peter Richards, Robert T. Walker

Part II: Impacts on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services

5 Towards Life Cycle Analysis on Land Use Change and Climate Impacts from Bioenergy Production: A ReviewZhangcai Qin, Christina E Canter, Hao Cai

6 Bio–energies Impact on Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Compared to Other Energy TechnologiesAstley Hastings

7 Empirical Evidence of Soil Carbon Changes in Bioenergy Cropping SystemsMarty Schmer, Kathleen Stewart, Virginia Jin

8 Role of crop residues in maintaining soil organic carbon in agroecosystemsDavid E. Clay, Umakant Mishra

9 Incorporating Conservation Practices into the Future Bioenergy Landscape: Water Quality and HydrologyMay Wu, Mi–Ae Ha

Part III: Data, Modeling and Uncertainties

10 Uncertainty in Estimates of Bioenergy–induced Land–use Change: The Impact of Inconsistent Land–cover DatasetsNagendra Singh, Keith Kline, Rebecca Efroymson, Budhendra Bhaduri, Bridget O Banion

11 Challenges in Quantifying and Regulating Indirect Emissions of BiofuelsDeepak Rajagopal

12 Biofuels, Land Use Change, and the Limits of Life Cycle AnalysisRichard. J. Plevin

13 Lost Momentum of Biofuels: What Went Wrong?Govinda Timilsina

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Zhangcai Qin

Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

Umakant Mishra

Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA

Astley Hastings

School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
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