Modelling environmental impacts of agriculture, focusing on oil palm

Nelson, Paul N., Huth, Neil, Sheaves, Marcus, Bessou, Cécile, Pardon, Lénaïc, Lim, HanShe, and Kookana, Rai S. (2018) Modelling environmental impacts of agriculture, focusing on oil palm. In: Rival, Alain, (ed.) Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Oil Palm - Volume 2: diseases, pests, quality and sustainability. Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricutultural Science, 2 . Burleigh Dodd Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, pp. 265-314.

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Abstract

Cultivation of crops affects the environment via flows of energy and materials. Impacts are felt in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, surrounding terrestrial ecosystems and the field itself. Models are useful tools for improving our understanding of the processes and predicting how they might be affected by changes in management. Current models range from simple indicators of risk or impact, based on empirical relationships, to dynamic process-based models. Increasingly complex and comprehensive models with increasing spatial and temporal resolution and extent are being developed, mostly by coupling diverse sub-models. This chapter reviews the range of models developed for oil palm systems, and discusses how other existing models might be adapted for oil palm.

Item ID: 54526
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-78676-108-8
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2018 02:49
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0599 Other Environmental Sciences > 059999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 82 PLANT PRODUCTION AND PLANT PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8203 Industrial Crops > 820399 Industrial Crops not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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