Biodiversity impacts of bioenergy crop production: a state‐of‐the‐art review

  title={Biodiversity impacts of bioenergy crop production: a state‐of‐the‐art review},
  author={Desir{\'e}e Immerzeel and Pita A. Verweij and Floor van der Hilst and Andr{\'e} P. C. Faaij},
  journal={GCB Bioenergy},
The use of biomass as feedstock for energy is often associated with increased claims on land, competition with food production and impacts on other ecosystem services. Studies on sustainability aspects of bioenergy production often indicate biodiversity as a key concern. This article presents a first comprehensive review of published impacts of bioenergy crop production on biodiversity, evaluates the drivers and pressures of biodiversity change and summarizes current trends and impacts. The… 

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