Managing carbon sequestration and storage in temperate and boreal forests

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If carbon stocks and fluxes in temperate and boreal forests are to be included among efforts to mitigate global climate change, forest managers and policy makers must understand how management affects the carbon budgets in these systems. This chapter examines the effects of management of carbon sequestration, storage, and flux in temperate and boreal forests. Particular silvicultural points considered are drained wetlands, thinning, extending rotation lengths, and fertilization. Management considerations discussed included leakage, additionality, defining baselines and emissions from management operations.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carroll, M; Milakovsky, B; Finkral, A; Evans, A; Ashton, MS

Published Date

  • January 1, 2012

Book Title

  • Managing Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate

Start / End Page

  • 205 - 226

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9789400722316

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-94-007-2232-3_10

Citation Source

  • Scopus