Navigation Links
How the ecological risks of extended bioenergy production can be reduced
Date:4/23/2012

er cent of productive agricultural land nearly natural is currently being discussed controversially. The term 'ecological priority areas' refers to all extensive, nearly natural areas, such as fallow land, hedge areas, orchards or land strips along water bodies", explains the environmental lawyer Dr. Stefan Mckel of the UFZ.

The recently published study investigated different scenarios for the extension of bioenergy in a newly developed computer model to gain a better understanding of the complex relationships at the regional landscape scale and to identify and analyse the resulting ecological risks. Different variants of accompanying nature conservation measures were also investigated in order to develop options for the reduction of the risks. For the example of the Eurasian Skylark (Alauda arvensis), it was shown with the help of this computer model that typical consequences of the extended cultivation of energy crops, such as the thinning of the spectrum of cultivated crops and increasing spatial agglomeration to large-scale monocultures, can have negative effects on the field bird populations. These tendencies in today's intensive agriculture can be partly counteracted by the preservation of remaining nearly natural areas and field margins. However, it was also shown that both the extent of the resulting risks and the effectiveness of the counteracting conservation measures depend upon the structure of the particular agricultural landscape and the size of the fields. The larger and more homogeneous the landscape, the more important is the conservation of highly diverse nearly natural areas and field margins.

The Eurasian skylark is the most common open land field bird in central Europe. The intensification of agriculture in recent years has resulted in a decline of around one third in their numbers. "The Eurasian skylark is a type of indicator for the ecological state of many regions used for agriculture, because they have settled in differe
'/>"/>

Contact: Tilo Arnhold
presse@ufz.de
49-341-235-1635
Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. NCEAS researchers offer new ecological model for deep-water oil spills
2. Registration open for the Ecological Society of Americas 2012 Annual Meeting in Portland, Ore.
3. Studying the importance of biological rhythms for the ecological performance of plants
4. Ecological light scattering film for brand protection, packages and consumer products
5. New report offers broad approach to assessing impacts of ecological damage
6. New book proposes solutions to social and ecological challenges posed by climate change
7. Modeling cancer using ecological principles
8. So Paulo sets precedent for role of government intervention in ecological restoration projects
9. NSF awards construction funding to National Ecological Observatory Network
10. Parasites help reveal new ecological rules
11. Loss of top animal predators has massive ecological effects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
How the ecological risks of extended bioenergy production can be reduced
(Date:11/5/2014)... has dedicated his career to understanding the Earth,s ... audience. , As deputy director and regional climatologist ... Desert Research Institute, Redmond has more than three ... dissemination of climate data to the general public. ... San Francisco on December 15-19, 2014 the American ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... about the way our bodies are assembled during early ... they are supposed to become a nerve or a ... correct place and alignment? Researchers at the University of ... a new study, UM researchers describe the signaling systems ... at the head-trunk region. Their discovery may have important ...
(Date:11/3/2014)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of a ... to their offering. This report describes ... started to play an important role in the practice of ... bone marrow transplants. Role of cells in drug discovery is ... of medical practice. Stem cells are discussed in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Nevada climatologist to be honored at AGU Fall Meeting for lifetime of public outreach 2The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 2Global Cell Therapy - Technologies, Markets and Companies: 2014 Report 3
... the early 1990s, biomedical researchers interested in finding the ... focus from the broad interconnected regulatory networks of the ... snippets of genetic information seemed to hold the key ... recent years, there,s been a reappraisal, says Mayo Clinic ...
... study that takes into account nitrogen a key nutrient ... on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than ... at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University ... Global Change Biology . The findings will be a ...
... gene therapy study focused on finding a cure for a ... the ten most outstanding clinical research projects of the year ... Jean Bennett, MD, Phd, F.M. Kirby professor of Ophthalmology at ... in collaboration with Penn Medicine,s Albert M. Maguire, MD, and ...
Cached Biology News:Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist earns APS's Walter B. Cannon Award 2Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist earns APS's Walter B. Cannon Award 3Nitrogen has key role in estimating CO2 emissions from land use change 2Penn receives prestigious national award for breakthrough in gene therapy 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... (PRWEB) November 25, 2014 Whitehouse ... officially joined the Morris County (New Jersey) Chamber ... is a leading business organization in the North ... to further engage some key clients in the ... in the geographic area. Membership enables Whitehouse Laboratories ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Continuing its award-winning streak, Nerium International, ... MarCom Awards for outstanding creative achievement by its marketing ... Award, the organization’s top honor, in the Branding category ... in April of this year. The event showcased top ... Nerium was awarded a Gold MarCom Award in the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... 2014 Miles Holder, formerly of Micron ... Carbon Products team as Sales/Marketing Manager. Mr. Holder has ... service for the graphite industry. , “We are thrilled ... stated Dave Trinkley, VP of Market and Product Development ... experience in the graphite industry, along with his proven ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Texas (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 ... Industry is an in-depth research report on the ... the report introduces Palmitic Acid, basic information, including ... policy analysis, and news analysis, etc. , ... analyzes Palmitic Acid market in China ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 2Whitehouse Laboratories Joins Morris County Chamber of Commerce 3Nerium International™ Wins One Platinum, Two Gold MarCom Awards 2Miles Holder Joins Graphel Corporation as Sales/Marketing Manager 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 2Palmitic Acid Industry Global 2014 Analysis & 2020 Forecasts on Market data, Statics, Development Now at ReportsnReports.com 3
... convert natural gas into raw materials for the chemical ... to more environmental benign manufacturing processes. , Making synthesis ... - is a key step in turning natural gas ... methanol, oxygenated alcohols, isocyanates, and ammonia, which are the ...
... Leadership in Clean Technology and Global Business Potential, ... Solazyme, Inc., a,leading algal biotechnology company, today announced ... of the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for,2007. ... by the,AlwaysOn editorial panel. In order to be ...
... play a role on the nation,s obesity crisis by ... genetics associated with hunger and excess weight., ... personalized,health and wellness company, announced the launch of GenoTrim, ... a healthy,weight through both standard weight reduction strategies and ...
Cached Biology Technology:A POX on syn 2Solazyme, Inc. Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen 100 Top Private Company Award Winner 2Solazyme, Inc. Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen 100 Top Private Company Award Winner 3Salugen Announces the U.S. Launch of GenoTrim - a DNA Customized Nutritional Solution for Weight Management 2Salugen Announces the U.S. Launch of GenoTrim - a DNA Customized Nutritional Solution for Weight Management 3
... Hollandes is a fixative useful for routine ... It is stable and will decalcify small ... Hollande's can be stained successfully with most ... solution stabilizes red blood cell membranes and ...
... The gold standard for automated ... of bioanalytical applications • Based on ... • Automated accessories designed for bioresearch ... light • Versatility, reliability and ease-of-use ...
... Osteogenesis Assay Kit contains all reagents necessary ... osteoblastic lineage, as determined by staining for ... the necessary reagents and a protocol for ... This product is useful for studying the ...
... enterprise microarray informatics platform for microarray data storage, ... and use it forever without paying ongoing license ... Acuity has all the analysis tools you need ... quality control statistics and normalization, all the way ...
Biology Products: