Assessment of biodiversity in agriculture – a novel approach to an elusive LCA impact category

Markus Frank

BASF SE - Global Sustainability Assessment

Markus is the team lead for the global sustainability assessment program in the headquarter of BASF Agricultural Solutions in Limburgerhof, Germany. The focus of this program is on S-LCA studies comparing different agricultural production systems, called AgBalance. Markus holds a PhD in plant physiology from the University of Tubingen, Germany. 


Agriculture, in particular mono-cropping and intensification of input use, can cause a sharp decline on biodiversity in a given landscape. Sustainable agriculture therefore requires assessment methods in order to understand... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Markus Frank (BASF SE - Global Sustainability Assessment)

Topic Areas

• Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints , • Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Planetary boundaries


TS-13 » Advances in Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment 1 (13:45 - Tuesday, 27th June, Room D)

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