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  • Assessing uncertainties in land cover projections 

    Alexander P; Prestele R; Verburg PH; Arneth A; Baranzelli C; Batista E Silva F; Brown C; Butler A; Calvin K; Dendoncker N; Doelman JC; Dunford R; Engstrom K; Eitelberg D; Fujimori S; Harrison PA; Hasegawa T; Havlik P; Holzhauer S; Humpenoder F; Jacobs-Crisioni C; Jain AK; Krisztin T; Kyle P; Lavalle C; Lenton T; Liu J; Meiyappan P; Popp A; Powell T; Sands RD; Schaldach R; Stehfest E; Steinbuks J; Tabeau A; van Meijl H; Wise MA; Rounsevell MDA (2016)
    Understanding uncertainties in land cover projections is critical to investigating land-based climate mitigation policies, assessing the potential of climate adaptation strategies and quantifying the impacts of land cover ...
  • Cost and potential of carbon abatement from the UK perennial energy crop market 

    Alexander P; Moran D; Rounsevell MDA; Hillier J; Smith P (2013)
    Biomass produced from perennial energy crops is expected to contribute to UK renewable energy targets, reducing the carbon intensity of energy production. The UK government has had incentive policies in place targeting ...
  • Could consumption of insects, cultured meat or imitation meat reduce global agricultural land use? 

    Alexander P; Brown C; Arneth A; Dias C; Finnigan J; Moran D; Rounsevell MDA (2017)
    Animal products, i.e. meat, milk and eggs, provide an important component in global diets, but livestock dominate agricultural land use by area and are a major source of greenhouse gases. Cultural and personal associations ...
  • Drivers for global agricultural land use change: the nexus of diet, population, yield and bioenergy 

    Alexander P; Rounsevell MDA; Dislich C; Dodson JR; Engstrom K; Moran D (2015)
    The nexus of population growth and changing diets has increased the demands placed on agriculture to supply food for human consumption, animal feed and fuel. Rising incomes lead to dietary changes, from staple crops, ...
  • The economics of soil C sequestration 

    Alexander P; Paustian K; Smith P; Moran D (2014)
    Carbon is a critical component of soil vitality and of our ability to produce food. Carbon sequestered in soils also provides a further regulating ecosystem service, valued as the avoided damage from global climate change. ...
  • The economics of soil C sequestration and agricultural emissions abatement 

    Alexander P; Paustian K; Smith P; Moran D (2015)
    Carbon is a critical component of soil vitality and is crucial to our ability to produce food. Carbon sequestered in soils also provides a further regulating ecosystem service, valued as the avoided damage from global climate ...
  • Environmental and economic trade-offs of milk production systems 

    March MD; Alexander P; Roberts DJ (2018)
    One pathway towards sustainable food systems is to increase agricultural efficiency through changes in production methods. Current systems of milk production are responsible for approximately 2.7% of all anthropogenic ...
  • Estimating UK perennial energy crop supply using farm-scale models with spatially disaggregated data 

    Alexander P; Moran D; Smith P; Hastings A; Wang S; Sunnenberg G; Lovett A; Tallis MJ; Casella E; Taylor G; Finch J; Cisowska I (2014)
    To achieve the UK Government’s aim of expansion in the growth of perennial energy crops requires farmers to select these crops in preference to conventional rotations. Existing studies estimating the total potential ...
  • Evaluating potential policies for the UK perennial energy crop market to achieve carbon abatement and deliver a source of low carbon electricity 

    Alexander P; Moran D; Rounsevell MDA (2015)
    The electricity infrastructure in many developed countries requires significant investment to meet ambitious carbon emissions reduction targets, and to bridge the gap between future supply and demand. Perennial energy ...
  • Human appropriation of land for food: the role of diet 

    Alexander P; Brown C; Arneth A; Finnigan J (2016)
    Human appropriation of land for food production has fundamentally altered the Earth system, with impacts on water, soil, air quality, and the climate system. Changes in population, dietary preferences, technology and ...
  • Impact of perennial energy crops income variability on the crop selection of risk averse farmers 

    Alexander P; Moran D (2013)
    The UK Government policy is for the area of perennial energy crops in the UK to expand significantly. Farmers need to choose these crops in preference to conventional rotations for this to be achievable. This paper looks ...
  • Losses, inefficiencies and waste in the global food system 

    Alexander P; Brown C; Arneth A; Finnigan J; Moran D; Rounsevell MDA (2017)
    Losses at every stage in the food system influence the extent to which nutritional requirements of a growing global population can be sustainably met. Inefficiencies and losses in agricultural production and consumer ...
  • Modelling the perennial energy crop market: the role of spatial diffusion 

    Alexander P; Moran D; Rounsevell MDA; Smith P (2013)
    Biomass produced from energy crops, such as Miscanthus and short rotation coppice is expected to contribute to renewable energy targets, but the slower than anticipated development of the UK market implies the need for ...
  • Sustainable intensification of Brazilian livestock production through optimized pasture restoration 

    de Oliveira Silva R; Barioni LG; Hall JAJ; Moretti AC; Veloso RF; Alexander P; Crespolini M; Moran D (2017)
    Grassland degradation compromises the profitability of Brazilian livestock production, and pasture recovery is a promising strategy for sustainable intensification of agriculture (SAI). Recovery increases carbon sequestration ...