NERC and CEH Publications on Bioenergy Sustainability

Robertson A.  Whitaker J, Morrison R, Davies C, Smith P, McNamara N (2016)  A Miscanthus plantation can be carbon neutral without net sequestration in soils. GCB Bioenergy. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12397

Robertson A.D., Davies C.A., Smith P., Stott A.W., Clark E.L. & McNamara N.P. (2016). Carbon Inputs from Miscanthus Displace Older Soil Organic Carbon Without Inducing Priming. BioEnergy Research, 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-016-9772-9

McCalmont JP, McNamara NP, Donnison IS, Farrar K, Clifton-Brown JC (2016) An interyear comparison of CO2 flux and carbon budget at a commercial-scale land-use transition from semi-improved grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12323

McCalmont JP, McNamara NP, Donnison IS, Farrar K, Clifton-Brown JC (2016) Partitioning of ecosystem respiration of CO2 released during land-use transition from temperate agricultural grassland to Miscanthus x giganteus. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12380

Harris, ZM., Alberti G, Viger M, Jenkins, JR, Rowe R, McNamara NP, Taylor G (2016) Land-use change to bioenergy: grassland to short rotation coppice willow has an improved carbon balance. GCB Bioenergy, doi:10.1111/gcbb.12347

Richards, M., Pogson, M., Dondini, M., Jones, E. O., Hastings, A., Henner, D. N., Tallis, M. J., Casella, E., Matthews, R. W., Henshall, P. A., Milner, S., Taylor, G., McNamara, N. P., Smith, J. U. and Smith, P. (2016) High resolution spatial modelling of greenhouse gas emissions from land use change to energy crops in the UK. GCB Bioenergy. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12360

Rowe RL, Keith AM, Elias D, Dondini M, Sith P, Oxley J and McNamara NP (2016) Initial soil C and land-use history determine soil C sequestration under perennial bioenergy crops.
GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12311.

Parmar K., Keith AM, Rowe RL, Sohi SP, Moeckel C, Pereira MG, McNamara NP (2015) Bioenergy driven land use change impacts on soil greenhouse gas regulation under Short Rotation Forestry. Biomass & Bioenergy, 82, 40-48. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.028

McCalmont JP, Hastings A, McNamara NP, Richter GM, Robson P, Donnison IS, Clifton-Brown J (2015) Environmental costs and benefits of growing Miscanthus for bioenergy in the UK. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12294

McClean GJ, Rowe RL, Heal KV, Cross A, Bending GD, Sohi SP (2015) An empirical model appraoch for assessing soil organic carbon stock changes following biomass crop establishment in Britain. Bomass and Bioenergy, 83, 141-151. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.09.005.

Robertson AD, Davies CA, Smith P, Dondini M, McNamara NP (2015) Modelling the carbon cycle of Miscanthus plantations: existing models and the potential for their improvement. GCB Bioenergy, 7, 405-421. doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12144.

Harris ZM, Spake R, Taylor G (2015) Land use change to bioenergy: A meta-analysis of soil carbon and GHG emissions. Biomass and Bioenergy, 82, 27-39. doi: 10.1016/j.biombioe.2015.05.008.

Dondini M, Jones EO, Richards M, Pogson M, Rowe RL, Keith AM, Perks M, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P (2015) Evaluation of the ECOSSE model for simulating soil organic carbon under short rotation forestry energy crops in Britain. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12154

Dondini M, Richards M, Pogson M, Jones EO, Rowe RL, Keith AM, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P (2015) Evaluation of the ECOSSE model for simulating soil organic carbon under Miscanthus and short rotation coppice-willow crops in Britain. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12286

Dondini M, Richards M, Pogson M, McCalmont J, Drewer J, Marshall R, Morrison R, Yamulki S, Harris ZM, Alberti G, Siebicke L, Taylor G, Perks M, Finch J, McNamara NP, Smith JU & Smith P (2015) Simulation of greenhouse gases following land-use change to bioenergy crops using the ECOSSE model. A comparison between site measurements and model predictions. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12298.

Keith KA, Rowe RL, Parmar K, Perks MP, Mackie E, Dondini M & McNamara NP. (2014) Implications of land use change to Short Rotation Forestry in Great Britain for soil and biomass carbon. GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12168.

Harris ZM, McNamara NP, Rowe R, Dondini M, Finch J, Perks M, Morrison J, Donnison I, Farrar K, Sohi S, Ineson P, Oxley JC, Smith P, Taylor G (2014) The ELUM project: Ecosystem Land-use modelling and soil carbon GHG flux trial. Biofuels, 5(2), 111-116. doi: 10.4155/bfs.13.79

Rowe R*, Whitaker J*, Freer-Smith PH, Chapman J, Ludley KE, Howard, DC, and Taylor G (2011) Counting the cost of carbon in bioenergy systems: sources of variation and hidden pitfalls when comparing life cycle assessments. Biofuels, 2(6), 693-707. doi: 10.4155/bfs.11.131

Whitaker J., Ludley, KE., Rowe R, Taylor G, and Howard DC (2010) Sources of variability in estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and energy requirements for biofuel production.  Global Change Biology Bioenergy, 2 (3), 99–112. doi: 10.1111/j.1757-1707.2010.01047.x

Howard, D.C., Wadsworth, R.A., Whitaker, J., Hughes, N., Bunce, R.G.H (2009) The impact of sustainable energy production on land use in Britain through to 2050. Land Use Policy, 26S, S284-292.