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Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration.

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Jackson, RB; Jobbágy, EG; Avissar, R; Roy, SB; Barrett, DJ; Cook, CW; Farley, KA; le Maitre, DC; McCarl, BA; Murray, BC
Published in: Science (New York, N.Y.)
December 2005

Carbon sequestration strategies highlight tree plantations without considering their full environmental consequences. We combined field research, synthesis of more than 600 observations, and climate and economic modeling to document substantial losses in stream flow, and increased soil salinization and acidification, with afforestation. Plantations decreased stream flow by 227 millimeters per year globally (52%), with 13% of streams drying completely for at least 1 year. Regional modeling of U.S. plantation scenarios suggests that climate feedbacks are unlikely to offset such water losses and could exacerbate them. Plantations can help control groundwater recharge and upwelling but reduce stream flow and salinize and acidify some soils.

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Science (New York, N.Y.)

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EISSN

1095-9203

ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

December 2005

Volume

310

Issue

5756

Start / End Page

1944 / 1947

Related Subject Headings

  • Water
  • Trees
  • Soil
  • Rivers
  • General Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Ecosystem
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Climate
  • Carbon
 

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Jackson, R. B., Jobbágy, E. G., Avissar, R., Roy, S. B., Barrett, D. J., Cook, C. W., … Murray, B. C. (2005). Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration. Science (New York, N.Y.), 310(5756), 1944–1947. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1119282
Jackson, Robert B., Esteban G. Jobbágy, Roni Avissar, Somnath Baidya Roy, Damian J. Barrett, Charles W. Cook, Kathleen A. Farley, David C. le Maitre, Bruce A. McCarl, and Brian C. Murray. “Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration.Science (New York, N.Y.) 310, no. 5756 (December 2005): 1944–47. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1119282.
Jackson RB, Jobbágy EG, Avissar R, Roy SB, Barrett DJ, Cook CW, et al. Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration. Science (New York, NY). 2005 Dec;310(5756):1944–7.
Jackson, Robert B., et al. “Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 310, no. 5756, Dec. 2005, pp. 1944–47. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1119282.
Jackson RB, Jobbágy EG, Avissar R, Roy SB, Barrett DJ, Cook CW, Farley KA, le Maitre DC, McCarl BA, Murray BC. Trading water for carbon with biological carbon sequestration. Science (New York, NY). 2005 Dec;310(5756):1944–1947.
Journal cover image

Published In

Science (New York, N.Y.)

DOI

EISSN

1095-9203

ISSN

0036-8075

Publication Date

December 2005

Volume

310

Issue

5756

Start / End Page

1944 / 1947

Related Subject Headings

  • Water
  • Trees
  • Soil
  • Rivers
  • General Science & Technology
  • Environment
  • Ecosystem
  • Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Climate
  • Carbon