Bakshi's work featured in Nature Energy
Bhavik Bakshi's work was included in an article in the April 11, 2017 issue of Nature Energy.
"Adding power to the value of trees," by Senior Fellow Lisa Palmer of the National Socio-Environrmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland discusses valuing trees for all their energy services for the purpose of understanding the full value of what nature does to support industrial and human activities.
The next frontier for valuing trees for their energy services is in understanding the full value of what nature does to support industrial and human activities. For the past 18 years, Bavik Bakshi at the Ohio State University, USA, has worked at this intersection of sustainability science and engineering. He uses a natural systems approach to study the roles trees and vegetation play with respect to energy use. In addition to valuing trees for their ecosystems benefits of cooling or wind blocking, they also lower air pollution by acting as filters. This valuation of air quality regulation as an ecosystems service that trees provide could offer further support for their full spectrum of values in a potential Energy Star-type rating system of trees.
Some of the work that this story refers to was published in the following article:
V. Gopalakrishnan, B. R. Bakshi, and G. Ziv, "Assessing the Capacity of Local Ecosystems to Meet Industrial Demand for Ecosystem Services," AIChE Journal, 62, 9, 3319-3333, 2016