Presentation: Using life cycle assessment to link production and consumption activities to biogeophysical effects of land use

This work proposes to quantify biogeophysical effects of land use by modelling changes to precipitation and air surface temperature in the location of land-cover change, as well as in other (e.g., downwind) affected locations. We identify existing modelling approaches suitable for use in LCA and identify remaining research needs. Further, in recognition that terrestrial ecosystems often do not react linearly to changes in precipitation and temperature, we identify relevant threshold values that separate alternative stable states (such as forest, savanna and grassland). 

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