Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems

Authors: Lorenz, Klaus, Lal, Rattan

  • 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
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Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems is 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. This book provides the information on processes, factors and causes influencing carbon sequestration in forest ecosystems. Drawing upon most up-to-date references, this book summarizes the current understanding of carbon sequestration processes in forest ecosystems while identifying knowledge gaps for future research, Thus, this book is a valuable knowledge source for students, scientists, forest managers and policy makers.

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“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)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • The Natural Dynamic of Carbon in Forest Ecosystems

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 23-101

  • Effects of Disturbance, Succession and Management on Carbon Sequestration

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 103-157

  • Carbon Dynamics and Pools in Major Forest Biomes of the World

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 159-205

  • Nutrient and Water Limitations on Carbon Sequestration in Forests

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 207-239

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eBook $199.00
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Hardcover $259.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9109-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Sequestration in Forest Ecosystems
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3266-9
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3266-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3265-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9109-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 279
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