Representing soil function in agriculture LCA in the Australian context

Renouf, Marguerite, Eady, Sandra, Grant, Tim, Grundy, Mike and Brandão, Miguel (2014). Representing soil function in agriculture LCA in the Australian context. In: Rita Schenck and Douglas Huizenga, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014). 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014), San Francisco, United States, (1086-1091). 8-10 October 2014.

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Author Renouf, Marguerite
Eady, Sandra
Grant, Tim
Grundy, Mike
Brandão, Miguel
Title of paper Representing soil function in agriculture LCA in the Australian context
Conference name 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014)
Conference location San Francisco, United States
Conference dates 8-10 October 2014
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in the Agri-Food Sector (LCA Food 2014)
Place of Publication San Francisco, United States
Publisher American Centre for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA)
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780988214576
Editor Rita Schenck
Douglas Huizenga
Start page 1086
End page 1091
Total pages 6
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Soils function is an important environmental value in Australia particularly for agriculture. However it has not been considered in life cycle assessment (LCA) studies to date in Australia, which has precluded its consideration alongside other environmental impacts. The agriculture sector and LCA community in Australia desire that soil function be captured in national life cycle inventory (LCI) and impact assessment frameworks. CSIRO has commenced a project to this end, with the first step being a workshop that brought together prominent soil scientists and LCA researchers to lay some groundwork for the project by i) prioritising the soil function and quality parameters of most importance and relevance for Australia, ii) considering how soil-related indicators can assign with evolving land use impact assessment frameworks, and iii) exploring the utilisation of spatial datasets to generate LCI for flows related to soil function to allow for more regionally-specific assessment of soil-related impacts.
Keyword Soil
Sgriculture
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
Soil carbon
Soil erosion
Soil acidification
Database
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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