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EUBCE 2021 - Dagmar HENNER - Bioenergy Crops and Options for Increased Soil Carbon Storage and Water Holding Capacity through Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry: Modelling Results from Showcase Regions in Austria and Beyond

Bioenergy Crops and Options for Increased Soil Carbon Storage and Water Holding Capacity through Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry: Modelling Results from Showcase Regions in Austria and Beyond

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Biomass Potentials and Biomass Production Models

Assessment of Biomass Potentials at Regional, National, and International Levels

Bioenergy Crops and Options for Increased Soil Carbon Storage and Water Holding Capacity through Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry: Modelling Results from Showcase Regions in Austria and Beyond

Short Introductive summary

Sustainable agriculture and forestry are important topics under climate change and the related adaptation needs. This is also true for climate change mitigation, for the reduction of fossil fuels and increased use of bioenergy crops and forest biomass. This is a potential route for fostering long-term soil and biomass carbon storage, soil water retention capacity and for reducing water and wind erosion risks. This study uses agricultural and forest regions in Southeastern Austria as showcase regions for exploring sustainable whole-system options for climate change adaptation and mitigation under increased hot-dry conditions in agriculture and forestry. Model results will show the yield potential and adress the questions around synergetic effects of bioenergy crop production in Austria and Europe. Such sustainable whole-system options for farmers are a major overall study aim and will supply valuable local data and results in the representative areas as well as for upscaling to country and EU level.

 EUBCE Student Awardee Presentation

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Dagmar HENNER

Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz

Presenter's biography

I am employed at the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz in Austria. I am working on second-generation bioenergy crops to determine their climate change mitigation potential and the impact of their increased use on ecosystems, specifically soil carbon and erosion.

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Co-authors:

D.N. Henner, Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Graz, AUSTRIA
D.N. Henner, FWF-DK Climate Change, University of Graz, Graz, AUSTRIA
G. Kirchengast, Institute for Geophysics, Astrophysics, and Meteorology/Institute of Physic, Wegener Center for Clim, Graz, AUSTRIA
M.D. Hartman, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
J. Balkovic, IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg, AUSTRIA
C. Hohmann, University of Graz, Graz, AUSTRIA

Session reference: 1AO.1.2