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Indirect Land Use Change from biofuel production: implications for biodiversity 2011

Freshwater Marine Terrestrial Human Activities JNCC Publications Pressures UK Biodiversity 0963-8091 Farming JNCC report series Land use 456 Biodiversity Crops Land conversion Land use change Natural resources


Biofuels (i.e. fuels produced from biomass) and their use as a source of renewable energy have developed rapidly since the beginning of the 21st century.

This increased demand for biofuels and biomass is putting pressure on biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide. The research undertaken highlights a new, and so far little understood, threat: the impact of indirect land-use change on biodiversity, caused by unsustainable biofuel production.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2011··

Bertzky, M., Kapos, V. & Scharlemann, J.P.W. 2011. Indirect land use change from biofuels production: implications for biodiversity. JNCC Report No. 456, JNCC, Peterborough.

This report highlights the effects of Indirect land use on worldwide biodiversity.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2020·05·19

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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