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Field Measurements for Forest Carbon Monitoring: A Landscape-Scale Approach

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Coeli M Hoover

242 pages, 20 illustrations

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Jul 2008 | #178688 | ISBN-13: 9781402085055
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About this book

This volume is a comprehensive guide to the methods and techniques employed in forest carbon inventory and monitoring. Since forest carbon research is interdisciplinary, it is unlikely that any one investigator will possess expertise in all of the types of measurements needed to conduct forest carbon research at scales larger than a forest stand.

Techniques used to characterize standing stocks of carbon in a forest, measure key carbon fluxes, and collect related data (such as forest canopy nitrogen concentrations and meteorological measurements) that are required to drive process models, develop predictive relationships, and link to remote sensing data are described in detail. In addition to the measurement methods, the chapters include background information, necessary calculations, and equipment requirements.

The field of forest carbon research is growing rapidly, and Field Measurements for Forest Carbon Monitoring provides an excellent reference for the many and varied techniques necessary to characterize the forest carbon cycle. While the book outlines an entire forest carbon monitoring program, each chapter stands alone as a reference for measuring the variable described, and sufficient background discussion is included to allow investigators to determine if a particular measurement is warranted in their research program.

Aus den Rezensionen: "! Das Buch stellt Monitoringmethoden fur einen aktuellen Forschungsschwerpunkt vor. Es handelt sich ganz uberwiegend um Standardmethoden okologischer Feldforschung, die sich nicht nur zur Quantifizierung des Kohlenstoffkreislaufes einsetzen lassen, die aber in dieser Zusammenstellung bisher nicht vorlagen. ! Die einzelnen Kapitel sind aufeinander abgestimmt, Wiederholungen und Unstimmigkeiten finden sich nicht, und das Einleitungskapitel und die beiden Schlusskapitel vermitteln die Zusammenhange zwischen den einzelnen Messgrossen und -methoden. Das Buch sollte in keiner Bibliothek von Forschungseinrichtungen mit entsprechender Ausrichtung fehlen." (Norbert Bartsch, in: Forstarchiv, 2009, Vol. 80, Issue 2, S. 61)


Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.-
Section I: Establishing a Landscape-scale Forest Carbon Monitoring Site.- Chapter 1: Defining a Landscape-scale Monitoring Tier for the North American Carbon Program.- Chapter 2: Study Site Characterization.- Chapter 3: Meteorological Measurements.-
Section II: Measuring Aboveground Carbon Pools.- Chapter 4: Estimating Aboveground Carbon in Live and Standing Dead Trees.- Chapter 5: Measuring Carbon in Shrubs.- Chapter 6: Estimating the Carbon in Coarse Woody Debris with Perpendicular Distance Sampling.-
Section III: Measuring Aboveground Carbon Fluxes.- Chapter 7: Measuring.- Litterfall and Branchfall.- Chapter 8: Methods for Estimating Litter Decomposition.- Chapter 9: Measuring Decay of Down Dead Wood.- Section IV: Measuring Belowground Carbon Pools and Fluxes.- Chapter 10: Measuring Forest Floor, Mineral Soil, and Coarse Root Carbon Stocks.- Chapter 11: Quantifying Soil Respiration at Landscape Scales.- Chapter 12: Measurement of Methane Fluxes from Terrestrial Landscapes Using Stating, Non-steady State Enclosures.- Chapter 13: Measurement and Importance of Dissolved Organic Carbon.-
Section V: Supplemental Variables for Carbon Cycle Modeling.- Chapter 14: Forest Canopy Structural Properties.- Chapter 15: Estimation of Forest Canopy Nitrogen Concentration.-
Section VI: Lessons from the Past and Opportunities in the Future.- Chapter 16: Integrating Field.- Measurements with Flux Tower and Remote Sensing Data.- Chapter 17: Landscape-scale Carbon Sampling Strategy -- Lessons Learned.-index

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