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Miguel Brandao   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Miguel Brandao published an article in January 2019.
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Roland Clift

138 shared publications

Centre for Environment and Sustainability, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, UK

Llorenç Milà I Canals

27 shared publications

Economy Division, United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France

Lauren Basson

5 shared publications

University of Surrey, Surrey, UK

Ruedi Muller-Wenk

2 shared publications


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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Quantifying the climate effects of forest-based bioenergy Annette L. Cowie, Miguel Brandão, Sampo Soimakallio Published: 01 January 2019
Managing Global Warming, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-814104-5.00013-2
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations List of contributors Tony Amis, Masoud Babaei, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, Miguel Bran... Published: 01 January 2019
Managing Global Warming, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-814104-5.09990-7
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Quantifying the climate effects of bioenergy – Choice of reference system Kati Koponen, Sampo Soimakallio, Keith L. Kline, Annette Cow... Published: 01 January 2018
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.292
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Climate-change and health effects of using rice husk for biochar-compost: Comparing three pyrolysis systems Ali Mohammadi, Annette L. Cowie, Thi Lan Anh Mai, Miguel Bra... Published: 01 September 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.026
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Article 0 Reads 7 Citations Status and prospects for renewable energy using wood pellets from the southeastern United States Virginia H. Dale, Keith L. Kline, Esther S. Parish, Annette ... Published: 20 April 2017
GCB Bioenergy, doi: 10.1111/gcbb.12445
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The ongoing debate about costs and benefits of wood-pellet based bioenergy production in the southeastern United States (SE USA) requires an understanding of the science and context influencing market decisions associated with its sustainability. Production of pellets has garnered much attention as US exports have grown from negligible amounts in the early 2000s to 4.6 million metric tonnes in 2015. Currently, 98% of these pellet exports are shipped to Europe to displace coal in power plants. We ask, ‘How is the production of wood pellets in the SE USA affecting forest systems and the ecosystem services they provide?’ To address this question, we review current forest conditions and the status of the wood products industry, how pellet production affects ecosystem services and biodiversity, and what methods are in place to monitor changes and protect vulnerable systems. Scientific studies provide evidence that wood pellets in the SE USA are a fraction of total forestry operations and can be produced while maintaining or improving forest ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are protected by the requirement to utilize loggers trained to apply scientifically based best management practices in planning and implementing harvest for the export market. Bioenergy markets supplement incomes to private rural landholders and provide an incentive for forest management practices that simultaneously benefit water quality and wildlife and reduce risk of fire and insect outbreaks. Bioenergy also increases the value of forest land to landowners, thereby decreasing likelihood of conversion to nonforest uses. Monitoring and evaluation are essential to verify that regulations and good practices are achieving goals and to enable timely responses if problems arise. Conducting rigorous research to understand how conditions change in response to management choices requires baseline data, monitoring, and appropriate reference scenarios. Long-term monitoring data on forest conditions should be publicly accessible and utilized to inform adaptive management.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 1 Citation Consequential Life Cycle Assessment: What, How, and Why? Miguel Brandão, Michael Martin, Annette Cowie, Lorie Hamelin... Published: 01 January 2017
Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-409548-9.10068-5
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