Does Soil Carbon Loss in Biomass Production Systems Negate the Greenhouse Benefits of Bioenergy ?

@inproceedings{Cowie2006DoesSC,
  title={Does Soil Carbon Loss in Biomass Production Systems Negate the Greenhouse Benefits of Bioenergy ?},
  author={Annette L Cowie and Pete Smith and Dale Johnson},
  year={2006}
}
Interest in bioenergy is growing across the Western world in response to mounting concerns about climate change. There is a risk of depletion of soil carbon stocks in biomass production systems, because a higher proportion of the organic matter and nutrients are removed from the site, compared with conventional agricultural and forestry systems. This paper reviews the factors that influence soil carbon dynamics in bioenergy systems, and utilises the model FullCAM to investigate the likely… CONTINUE READING
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