Performance Orientation Towords Biodiversity Impacts of Energy Crop Production on Agricultural Land Use and Farmland Habitats in Europe

Siggia, D., Valentina, M., Kolte, A., Rossi, M., Pawar, A., Performance Orientation Towords Biodiversity Impacts of Energy Crop Production on Agricultural Land Use and Farmland Habitats in Europe. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7(4): 1-6, 2020

6 Pages Posted: 23 Apr 2020

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Dario Siggia

University of Palermo

Maria Valentina Lasorella

CREA - Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bio-economy

Ashutosh Kolte

Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) , Savitribai Phule Pune University

Matteo Rossi

University of Sannio

Avinash Pawar

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

Energy plants for biomass cause significant changes to land use in agriculture and marginal land to reduce the dependency on fossil fuels. Several studies analyse the impact on the biodiversity of energy crops and especially perennial grasses, but few studies of their interaction with farmland, especially mammals, exist. Energy crops cultivation can lead to conflicts with land use, including the loss of agricultural biodiversity. Understanding the ecological impact of bio-energy planting schemes is essential to mitigate the potential adverse effects of these structurally diverse crops on already declining agricultural land biodiversity and to maximize their benefit. Throughout our research, we concentrate throughout particular on the association of energy crops with food crops and the influence of energy crops on agricultural birds and examine the disparity between the consequences of these practices on birds with several ecological conditions. The first comprehensive review of the published impacts of bio-energy crop production on biodiversity is presented in this article, the drivers are evaluated and the pressures are assessed, and the current trends and impacts are summarized. The review offers insight into the types of biodiversity indicators used in a variety of conditions, and the mitigating actions proposed to reduce negative effects or achieve benefits to biodiversity.

Keywords: Agricultural, Biomass, Biodiversity, Renewable Energy, Europe, Sources of Energy, Energy Crops, Environment, Sustainability

JEL Classification: Q57, Q56

Suggested Citation

Siggia, Dario and Lasorella, Maria Valentina and Kolte, Ashutosh and Rossi, Matteo and Pawar, Avinash, Performance Orientation Towords Biodiversity Impacts of Energy Crop Production on Agricultural Land Use and Farmland Habitats in Europe (2019). Siggia, D., Valentina, M., Kolte, A., Rossi, M., Pawar, A., Performance Orientation Towords Biodiversity Impacts of Energy Crop Production on Agricultural Land Use and Farmland Habitats in Europe. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7(4): 1-6, 2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3563627

Dario Siggia

University of Palermo ( email )

Viale delle Scienza
Palermo, Palermo 90128
Italy

Maria Valentina Lasorella

CREA - Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bio-economy ( email )

Viale S. Margherita 80
52100 Arezzo
Italy

Ashutosh Kolte

Department of Management Sciences (PUMBA) , Savitribai Phule Pune University ( email )

SPPU
Pune
India

Matteo Rossi

University of Sannio ( email )

Benevento, 82100
Italy

Avinash Pawar (Contact Author)

Savitribai Phule Pune University ( email )

Ganeshkhind
Maharashtra
Pune, Maharashtra 411007
India

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