Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on carbon balance , bioenergy production , and agricultural yield , in the conterminous United States

@inproceedings{Zhuang2012ImpactsOL,
  title={Impacts of land use change due to biofuel crops on carbon balance , bioenergy production , and agricultural yield , in the conterminous United States},
  author={Qianlai Zhuang and Min Chen},
  year={2012}
}
Growing concerns about energy and the environment have led to worldwide use of bioenergy. Switching from food crops to biofuel crops is an option to meet the fast-growing need for biofuel feedstocks. This land use change consequently affects the ecosystem carbon balance. In this study, we used a biogeochemistry model, the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model, to evaluate the impacts of this change on the carbon balance, bioenergy production, and agricultural yield, assuming that several land use change… CONTINUE READING

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