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Progress and Challenges in Quantifying Water Quality and Ecosystem Responses from Agricultural, Forestry, and Bioenergy Landscapes

Zhonglong Zhang, May Wu
2015 Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports  
This paper presents a brief review of the development and application of field-and watershed-scale models in quantifying water quality and management practices and then discusses a number of critical issues  ...  With rapid advancements in computation technologies and science, fieldand watershed-scale models have become a vital tool for quantifying water quality and ecosystem responses to bioenergy landscape and  ...  Three models-the Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) model, the Riparian Ecosystem Management Model (REMM), and the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT)-were identified as strong bioenergy  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40518-015-0041-x fatcat:ilfh72vxsvbobawqgb5wlx47qi

Functional Approach to Simulating Short-Rotation Woody Crops in Process-Based Models

Tian Guo, Bernard A. Engel, Gang Shao, Jeffrey G. Arnold, Raghavan Srinivasan, James R. Kiniry
2015 Bioenergy Research  
create and edit SWAT input files • Soil and Water Assessment Tool • A publicly available eco-hydrologic watershed model • Simulate long term effects of various watershed management decisions on  ...  hydrology and water quality response Background Information Fig .2 The scenario simulated by SWAT 3 33 4 Study area 4 5 Parameter Acrony m in ALMANAC Parameter Acronym in SWA T  ...  The improved algorithms of LAI and biomass simulation for tree growth could also be used in other process based models, such as SWAT, EPIC and APEX.. 7 8  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12155-015-9615-0 fatcat:q3bdxl2ccnbrdoflcjd2fxtj24

Lignocellulosic-based bioenergy and water quality parameters: a review

Bharat Sharma Acharya, Humberto Blanco-Canqui
2018 GCB Bioenergy  
Yet, our understanding of the implications of growing dedicated bioenergy crops on water quality is limited.  ...  Overall, dedicated bioenergy crops, particularly WSGs, can reduce losses of nonpoint source pollutants compared to residue removal and be an important strategy to improve water quality if grown at larger  ...  Acknowledgements This study was supported by funding from the North Central Regional Sun Grant Center at South Dakota State University through a grant provided by the US Department of Agriculture under  ... 
doi:10.1111/gcbb.12508 fatcat:siyjzct7grdc3o5dtmra7tqwny

Bioenergy crop models: descriptions, data requirements, and future challenges

Sujithkumar Surendran Nair, Shujiang Kang, Xuesong Zhang, Fernando E. Miguez, R. Cesar Izaurralde, Wilfred M. Post, Michael C. Dietze, Lee R. Lynd, Stan D. Wullschleger
2012 GCB Bioenergy  
A few models simulate soil water, nutrient, and carbon cycle dynamics, making them especially useful for assessing the environmental consequences (e.g., erosion and nutrient losses) associated with the  ...  The rapid increase in use of models for energy crop simulation is encouraging; however, detailed information on the influence of climate, soils, and crop management practices on biomass production is scarce  ...  EPIC in particular can be coupled with the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to quantify the impact of land management practices on hydrologic processes in large watersheds.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1757-1707.2012.01166.x fatcat:5kxhtsc33jbwfgyzu4up6bocqa

Designing bioenergy landscapes to protect water quality

Jasmine A.F. Kreig, Herbert Ssegane, Indrajeet Chaubey, Maria C. Negri, Henriette I. Jager
2019 Biomass & Bioenergy  
We developed decision trees that consider water quality objectives and landscape characteristics when determining the optimal locations of management practices.  ...  The appropriate tools for addressing spatial design questions are optimizations that seek to minimize losses of sediment and nutrients, reduce water temperature, and maximize farmer income.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2019.105327 fatcat:bj2ohyp3h5babena3wsk4jdcji

Spatially variable hydrologic impact and biomass production tradeoffs associated with Eucalyptus (E. grandis ) cultivation for biofuel production in Entre Rios, Argentina

Azad Heidari, David Watkins, Alex Mayer, Tamara Propato, Santiago Verón, Diego de Abelleyra
2021 GCB Bioenergy  
A Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was calibrated and validated for streamflow, leaf area index (LAI), and biomass production cycles.  ...  SWAT simulations indicated that the most limiting factor for plant growth was shallow soils causing seasonal water stress.  ...  Licata for consulting on field LAI measurements and geospatial data for the study site.  ... 
doi:10.1111/gcbb.12815 fatcat:w3d3kyxkonhnpdfsyelb5lsq6i

Spatially variable hydrologic impact and biomass production tradeoffs associated with Eucalyptus cultivation for biofuel production in Entre Rios, Argentina

Azad Heidari, David Watkins Jr., Alex Mayer, Tamara Propato, Santiago Verón, Diego de Abelleyra
2019 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
A Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) model was calibrated and validated for streamflow, leaf area index (LAI), and biomass production cycles.  ...  SWAT simulations indicated that the most limiting factor for plant growth was shallow soils causing seasonal water stress.  ...  Cellulosic crops, crop residues and woody biomass are promising bioenergy sources because they have shown to produce similar fuel yields per feedstock mass as first-generation biofuels such as corn-based  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-2019-274 fatcat:lu6snijqyja3tbntmx7572hxwm

Assessment of the GHG Reduction Potential from Energy Crops Using a Combined LCA and Biogeochemical Process Models: A Review

Dong Jiang, Mengmeng Hao, Jingying Fu, Qiao Wang, Yaohuan Huang, Xinyu Fu
2014 The Scientific World Journal  
Meanwhile, ecosystem/biogeochemical process models are adopted to simulate the fluxes and storage of energy, water, carbon, and nitrogen in the soil-plant (energy crops) soil continuum.  ...  This paper reviews the state-of-the-art method for estimating GHG emission reduction through developing energy crops and introduces in detail a new approach for assessing GHG emission reduction by combining  ...  Acknowledgments The work presented here was supported by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant no. KZZD-EW-08) and the Chinese Earthquake Administration (Grant no. 201208018-3).  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/537826 pmid:25045736 pmcid:PMC4086472 fatcat:zqjgwdvp4ve3ham2xcmho2z3sy

Consensus, uncertainties and challenges for perennial bioenergy crops and land use

Jeanette Whitaker, John L. Field, Carl J. Bernacchi, Carlos E. P. Cerri, Reinhart Ceulemans, Christian A. Davies, Evan H. DeLucia, Iain S. Donnison, Jon P. McCalmont, Keith Paustian, Rebecca L. Rowe, Pete Smith (+2 others)
2017 GCB Bioenergy  
Here we discuss the strength of evidence for and against six consensus statements summarising the effects of land-use change to perennial bioenergy crops on the cycling of carbon, nitrogen and water, in  ...  Over the last decade, research has delivered improved understanding of the environmental benefits and risks of this transition to perennial bioenergy crops, addressing concerns that the impacts of land  ...  Acknowledgements This work is the product of a workshop held at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in 2015 sponsored by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences  ... 
doi:10.1111/gcbb.12488 pmid:29497458 pmcid:PMC5815384 fatcat:idjxppurtvf4fgjcxaysx6mk7y

Life-cycle Water Quantity and Water Quality Implications of Biofuels

May Wu, Zhonglong Zhang, Yi-wen Chiu
2014 Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports  
A most noticeable improvement in the analysis of life-cycle water consumption is the adoption of geospatial analysis and watershed modeling to generate a spatially explicit water footprint at a finer scale  ...  (e.g., multi-state region, state, and county scales) to address the impacts of land use change and climate on the water footprint in a landscape with a mixed biofuel feedstock.  ...  Acknowledgements This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office, under contract # DE-AC02-06CH11357.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40518-013-0001-2 fatcat:hiygilwq4vfkzmjeepvcf2dkvq

Environmental and economic analysis of switchgrass production for water quality improvement in northeast Kansas

Richard G. Nelson, James C. Ascough, Michael R. Langemeier
2006 Journal of Environmental Management  
The primary objectives of this research were to determine SWAT model predicted reductions in four water quality indicators (sediment yield, surface runoff, nitrate nitrogen (NO 3 -N) in surface runoff,  ...  SWAT model simulations showed that between 527,000 and 1.27 million metric tons (Mg) of switchgrass could be produced annually across the basin depending upon nitrogen (N) fertilizer application levels  ...  Methods SWAT model overview The soil and water assessment tool (SWAT) model (Arnold et al., 1998; Neitsch et al., 2002) was developed to assist water resource managers in predicting and assessing the  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2005.07.013 pmid:16338052 fatcat:jf5f6nzuu5dxvic6ssmbrdxamm

Assessing the Potential Impact of Rising Production of Industrial Wood Pellets on Streamflow in the Presence of Projected Changes in Land Use and Climate: A Case Study from the Oconee River Basin in Georgia, United States

Surendra Shrestha, Puneet Dwivedi, S. McKay, David Radcliffe
2019 Water  
We used the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) for ascertaining any changes in streamflow over time.  ...  Any changes in streamflow were simulated for a combination of 10 land use and climate change cases, from 2015 to 2028, under the two scenarios of High and Low Demand for industrial wood pellets.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: Authors declare no conflict of interest related to the study.  ... 
doi:10.3390/w11010142 fatcat:joscw5sy4bc7npsxik46orjvey

Environmental Impacts of Switchgrass Management for Bioenergy Production [chapter]

R. Howard Skinner, Walter Zegada-Lizarazu, John P. Schmidt
2012 Green Energy and Technology  
In this chapter, we review major environmental impacts of growing switchgrass as a bioenergy crop, including effects on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions, soil erosion, nutrient leaching,  ...  Information from life cycle analyses, including the effects of indirect land use change (iLUC), is examined to quantify the full impact of migration to bioenergy cropping systems on both managed and natural  ...  Using the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT), hillslope processes were modeled and the environmental impacts were considered if planting switchgrass to 10, 20, 30, and 50% of the Walnut Creek watershed  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-2903-5_6 fatcat:xzwppawesfb2jo5fobbvmxt7hi

Estimation of spatially distributed soil information: dealing with data shortages in the Western Bug Basin, Ukraine

Filipa Tavares Wahren, Maria Tarasiuk, Andriy Mykhnovych, Myron Kit, Karl-Heinz Feger, Kai Schwärzel
2011 Environmental Earth Sciences  
Eco-hydrological model implementation SWAT-Model The hydrological model SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool: Arnold et al., 1998 Arnold et al., , version 2009 ) was applied to simulate the water balance  ...  The improved representation of soil variation in the SWAT hydrologic model provides a valuable tool for water resource planners and managers, which will produce a more plausible picture of the effectiveness  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12665-011-1197-3 fatcat:aabztipc4vdsvksgan4weo72oi

Reviewing models of land availability and dynamics for biofuel crops in the United States and the European Union

Ruopu Li, Nicola di Virgilio, Qingfeng Guan, Song Feng, Goetz M. Richter
2013 Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining  
Cropping Carbon" at Rothamsted Research, an Institute supported by the BBSRC.  ...  The corresponding author Goetz Richter would like to thank the UK Biotechnological and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for funding his work within the Institute Strategic Programme Grant "  ...  empirical 68, 83 and process-based models. 32, 84, 85 In GIS mapping, the focus is on agro-climatic suitability of bioenergy crops taking into account soil type and fertility, temperature, and water  ... 
doi:10.1002/bbb.1419 fatcat:kcxkgtr26rfobbtuiihzjegpiy
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