Assessing the potential of short-rotation poplar plantations for a low-carbon bioeconomymodelling sustainable lignocellulosic biomass and carbon stocks under water-limited conditions

  1. Fuertes Sánchez, Alicia
unter der Leitung von:
  1. Roque Rodríguez Soalleiro Doktorvater
  2. Hortensia Sixto Blanco Doktorvater/Doktormutter
  3. Nerea de Oliveira Rodríguez Doktorvater/Doktormutter

Universität der Verteidigung: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 07 von November von 2023

  1. María Pilar Ciria Ciria Präsident/in
  2. Juan Gabriel Álvarez González Sekretär
  3. Auro Almeida Vocal
  1. Departamento de Producción Vexetal e Proxectos de Enxeñaría

Art: Dissertation


This thesis has a dual objective: improving climate-sensitive biomass predictions for these particular plantation systems in response to water restrictions and promoting awareness of their economic viability and ecosystem services. This study aims to improve the 3-PG model (Physiological Principles Predicting Growth) estimation for poplar SRC systems, not only by determining the required species-specific parameters, mainly from observed data, but also by further adapting the model architecture to these specific plantations. The response of plantation to irrigation restriction on the 3-PG model parameters were also considered. Additionally, the study includes an economic analysis, addressing cost factors associated with plantation management and establishment, along with uncertainties related to discount rates, biomass and C market prices.