The project team were in Exeter to hear about the work conducted in Year 1 and discuss research and publications that will take place in Year 2. Four of our advisory panel members were able to join us offering constructive feedback and unique insights on our work.
Anna Harper is the lead author of a paper [http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05340-z] published in Nature Communications. The paper concludes that carbon removed from the atmosphere through BECCS could easily be offset by losses due to land use change depending upon where biomass is grown.
Nem Vaughan, Clair Gough, Mirjam Röder and Anna Harper presented their latest research at the first International Conference on Negative Emissions at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden. This piece in Carbon Brief provides an overview of the discussions at the conference.
Nathan Owen joins the FAB-GGR team at the University of Exeter to work on the UK scale modelling of ecosystem impacts of afforestation and BECCS.Nathan has a PhD in Mathematics and has applied this to projects at the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute, building a connected set of economic and environmental models for the UK and a decision support tool.