Sugarcane grown for biofuels has proved very lucrative for Brazil, but will its cultivation in Ghana’s dry climate be equally successful? This project produced the world’s first study of the impact of climate change on biofuels. Its combined modelling approach shows that, provided sufficient water is available, sugarcane cultivation is sustainable at around three quarters of yields from Brazil - even if CO2 concentrations are doubled and temperatures rise by 4oC. The framework is currently informing the development of...
Contact Email Addressmdh@soton.ac.uk
OrganisationUniversity of Southampton
DepartmentFaculty of Engineering and the Environment
Publication in Relevant Areas
Rogers HM, Glew L., Honzak , Hudson M.D., (2010). "Prioritizing key biodiversity areas in Madagascar by including data on human pressure and ecosystem services.." In press and available online in Landscape and Urban Planning 96, 48-56 . Wood PJ, Hudson M. D., Doncaster CP, (2009). "Impact of egg harvesting on the breeding success of the black-headed gull, Larus ridibundus." Acta Oecologica, 35, (1), 83-93. Glew L., Hudson M.D., (2007). "Gorillas in the midst: the impact of armed conflict on the conservation of protected areas in sub-Saharan Africa." 2007 Oryx 41(2),140-150. Hammond R.A., Hudson M.D., (2007). "Environmental management of UK golf courses for biodiversity- attitudes and actions.." Landscape and Urban Planning, 83, 127-136. Johnson KL, Raybould A.F, Hudson M. D., Poppy G.M., (2007). "How does scientific risk assessment of GM crops fit within the wider risk analysis?." Trends in Plant Science Trends in Plant Science, Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 1-5.
Countries of Research Interest
Madagascar, Kenya, Malawi, Colombia, UK