Myth-busting paper: ‘Does bioenergy cause biodiversity loss?

Supergen Bioenergy Hub has today published a new paper on biodiversity in line with the start of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15). This paper is the second in a series of myth-busting papers on themes related to public debate around biomass energy in the UK.

Biodiversity typically refers to the number of different species (species richness) and the number of individuals of those species (abundance). This theme is frequently discussed in relation to concerns that demand for bioenergy leads to the harvesting of old-growth forests and the conversion of natural ecosystems to bioenergy plantations. The paper ‘Does bioenergy cause biodiversity loss?addresses areas of debate around this theme with a short scientific answer or response.

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