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dc.contributor.author Trydeman Knudsen, Marie
dc.contributor.author Hermansen, John E.
dc.contributor.author Cederberg, Christel
dc.contributor.author Herzog, Felix
dc.contributor.author Vale, James
dc.contributor.author Jeanneret, Philippe
dc.contributor.author Sarthou, Jean-Pierre
dc.contributor.author Friedel, Jürgen K.
dc.contributor.author Balázs, Katalin
dc.contributor.author Fjellstad, Wendy
dc.contributor.author Kainz, Max
dc.contributor.author Wolfrum, Sebastian
dc.contributor.author Dennis, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T23:05:18Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T23:05:18Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-15
dc.identifier.citation Trydeman Knudsen , M , Hermansen , J E , Cederberg , C , Herzog , F , Vale , J , Jeanneret , P , Sarthou , J-P , Friedel , J K , Balázs , K , Fjellstad , W , Kainz , M , Wolfrum , S & Dennis , P 2017 , ' Characterization factors for land use impacts on biodiversity in Life Cycle Assessment based on direct measures of plant species richness in European farmland in the 'Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest' biome ' Science of the Total Environment , vol. 580 , pp. 358-366 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.172 en
dc.identifier.issn 0048-9697
dc.identifier.other PURE: 10058059
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 0c7ea6fa-de59-4c04-8286-d7af11384414
dc.identifier.other PubMed: 27979626
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85008219654
dc.identifier.other handle.net: 2160/44840
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-0597-486X/work/62233057
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/44840
dc.description This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.172 en
dc.description.abstract Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a widely used tool to assess environmental sustainability of products. The LCA should optimally cover the most important environmental impact categories such as climate change, eutrophication and biodiversity. However, impacts on biodiversity are seldom included in LCAs due to methodological limitations and lack of appropriate characterization factors. When assessing organic agricultural products the omission of biodiversity in LCA is problematic, because organic systems are characterized by higher species richness at field level compared to the conventional systems. Thus, there is a need for characterization factors to estimate land use impacts on biodiversity in life cycle assessment that are able to distinguish between organic and conventional agricultural land use that can be used to supplement and validate the few currently suggested characterization factors. Based on a unique dataset derived from field recording of plant species diversity in farmland across six European countries, the present study provides new midpoint occupation Characterization Factors (CF) expressing the Potentially Disappeared Fraction (PDF) to estimate land use impacts on biodiversity in the ‘Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest’ biome in Europe. The method is based on calculation of plant species on randomly selected test sites in the biome and enables the calculation of characterization factors that are sensitive to particular types of management. While species richness differs between countries, the calculated CFs are able to distinguish between different land use types (pastures (monocotyledons or mixed), arable land and hedges) and management practices (organic or conventional production systems) across countries. The new occupation CFs can be used to supplement or validate the few current CF's and can be applied in LCAs of agricultural products to assess land use impacts on species richness in the ‘Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest’ biome. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Science of the Total Environment en
dc.rights en
dc.subject LCA en
dc.subject organic agriculture en
dc.subject conventional farming en
dc.subject biodiversity damage potential en
dc.subject potentially disappeared fraction of species en
dc.subject general habitat categories en
dc.title Characterization factors for land use impacts on biodiversity in Life Cycle Assessment based on direct measures of plant species richness in European farmland in the 'Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forest' biome en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.description.version authorsversion en
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.172
dc.contributor.institution Department of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.date.embargoedUntil 13-12-20


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