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Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems

Describes basic processes of C dynamics in forest ecosystems
Discusses effects of abrupt climate change on C sequestration in forest ecosystems
Provides information on processes, factors and causes influencing C sequestration in forest ecosystems
Compares C dynamics and sequestration in major global forest biomes
Gives an outlook on the future role of forest ecosystems in global C cycle

By: Klaus J Lorenz (Author), Rattan Lal (Author)

277 pages, illustrations, tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #221947 | ISBN-13: 9789400791091
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Hardback | Oct 2009 | #182890 | ISBN-13: 9789048132652
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About this book

A comprehensive book describing the basic processes of carbon dynamics in forest ecosystems, their contribution to carbon sequestration and implications for mitigating abrupt climate change. Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems provides the information on processes, factors and causes influencing carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems. Drawing upon most up-to-date references, Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems summarizes the current understanding of carbon sequestration processes in forest ecosystems while identifying knowledge gaps for future research, Thus, Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems is a valuable knowledge source for students, scientists, forest managers and policy makers.

"This book is the first to synthesize information on relevant processes, factors, and causes of C turnover in forest ecosystems and the technical and economic potential of C sequestration. Accordingly, the authors are able to fill an important gap between the needs of global environmental policy and local forest management. [...] topics and structure of this book is highly meritorious. It will perform a significant task in academic teaching [...] also in stimulating the dialog between different groups in policy, science, and practical land management!"
- K. H. Feger, Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Vol. 173 (2), April, 2010

"Lorenz and Lal (both, Ohio State) developed this timely work to illustrate the science of the carbon cycle [...] and resource limitations on carbon sequestration. [...] At the end of each chapter, the authors summarize the topic and provide a list of review questions. Twenty color plates [...] provide visual understanding of selected issues. A valuable resource for readers seeking fundamental knowledge and guidance in managing forests for carbon sequestration. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty, forest managers, and policy makers."
- J. Chen, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), August, 2010


Contents

- The Natural Dynamic of Carbon in Forest Ecosystems
- Effects of Disturbance, Succession and Management on Carbon Sequestration
- Carbon Dynamics and Pools in Major Forest Biomes of the World
- Nutrient and Water Limitations on Carbon Sequestration in Forests
- The Importance of Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems


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