Willow buffers in agricultural systems : linking bioenergy production and ecosystem services
Negri, M. Cristina
Townsend, Patricia A.
Boby, Leslie A.
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The production and consumption of food, energy, and water are inextricably linked. With agricultural systems contributing high levels of nutrients into ground and surface water systems, agriculture poses both human health and environmental risks downstream of these non-point sources. This project was designed to develop and prove concepts supporting multifunctional landscapes, which address multiple problems regarding food, energy, and water. The benefits of multifunctional landscapes over simplified landscapes (i.e., crop monocultures) include the ability to address these multiple societal challenges simultaneously by incorporating components that can perform multiple services.