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Jager, H. & J. Kreig. 2018. Designing landscapes for biomass production and wildlife. Global Ecology & Conservation 16, e00490.

Highlights
• Opportunities to improve coproduction of wildlife and biomass-for-energy exist at multiple spatial scales.

• At the landscape scale, we review strategies for increasing biodiversity in biomass production systems, drawing examples from plantations, dedicated perennial grasses, and forest thinning systems in the Americas.

• At the scale of one land owner, we describe wildlife-friendly practices to promote land sharing for each production system.

• Dynamic strategies for land sharing can also improve outcomes for wildlife in landscapes containing biomass production systems.

• Implementing practices that minimize wildlife damage to crops are important to address land-owner concerns and to promote adoption of wildlife-friendly practices.

Author(s)
Jager, Henriette I , Kreig, Jasmine
Contact Person
Henriette Jager
Contact Organization
ORNL
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2018.e00490
Project Title
Visualizing Ecosystem Service Portfolios of Agricultural and Forested Biomass Production
WBS Project Number
4.2.1.40
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Organization
Funded from the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office.