Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 14, 4829–4850, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4829-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 4829–4850, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4829-2017

Research article 03 Nov 2017

Research article | 03 Nov 2017

Global consequences of afforestation and bioenergy cultivation on ecosystem service indicators

Andreas Krause et al.

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Many climate change mitigation scenarios require negative emissions from land management. However, environmental side effects are often not considered. Here, we use projections of future land use from two land-use models as input to a vegetation model. We show that carbon removal via bioenergy production or forest maintenance and expansion affect a range of ecosystem functions. Largest impacts are found for crop production, nitrogen losses, and emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds.
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