AERC Symposium


Ecosystem Science: Informing a Sound Bioenergy Policy

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11:30AM – 11:45AM

Welcome and introduction

11:45AM – 12:30PM

Robin L. Graham (Oak Ridge National Laboratory):  “Considering the ecosystem sustainability of bioenergy feedstocks: A primer on the issues

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Buffet Lunch

1:30PM – 2:15PM

JoAnn Hanowski (University of Minnesota-Duluth) : “Planning for the expansion of biomass production in the Midwest: Remaining wildlife neutral

2:15PM – 3:00PM

Jane M. F. Johnson (USDA-ARS):  “Balancing biomass for bioenergy and conserving the soil resource"

3:00PM – 3:15PM


3:15PM – 4:00PM

Carl C. Trettin (USDA-ARS):  “Effects of woody biofuel production on water resources

4:00PM – 4:45PM

Stephen Polasky ( University of Minnesota ):  “Bioeconomics of biofuels:  Environmental and economic consequences of shifting towards renewable biomass for energy

4:45PM – 6:30PM

Reception and mixer with informal discussions