EBI Personnel Directory Salim, Hannah

Feedstock Development

Hannah Salim





Best Practices for Multi-Use of Miscanthus Feedstock Production Landscapes

This research will lead to the creation of a multi-use landscape management tool to determine the best practices for Miscanthus feedstock production landscapes. The team will develop spatiotemporal production functions for biodiversity and ecosystem services economics, and will use these functions to create a dynamic modeling tool. By combining empirical data with ecological and economic theories and models, the model will allow stakeholders to: (a) visualize and quantify the tradeoffs of Miscanthus expansion compared to other agricultural and biofuel crops; (b) identify the optimal landscape configurations, growing sites, and field sizes for future feedstock production; and (c) obtain exante estimates of the social and environmental effects of Miscanthus introduction.