EBI Personnel Directory LeBauer, David
This program is building tools to identify the best and most sustainable feedstocks for any given location. This is achieved by the development of state-of-the art models allowing projections of yields, yield stability and ecosystem services of second-generation biofuel feedstocks, while at the same time providing the largest database of actual measurements of these emergent crops.
The group will synthesize agri-ecological data in a framework centered on forecasting, quantifying uncertainty, and scaling spatially and temporally. First they will develop biofuel crop ecosystems models and then they will apply those models at a regional scale to predict how crop suitability relates to environmental variability, ecosystem services and land-use change.