Advances in Agroforestry

Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems

Opportunities and Challenges

Editors: Kumar, B. Mohan, Nair, P. K. Ramachandran (Eds.)

  • Global coverage of the subject Compendium of original research articles, case studies, and regional overviews Focuses on current research and emerging issues

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This multi-authored volume contains peer-reviewed chapters from the world’s leading researchers and professionals in this topic.  It is a compendium of original research articles, case studies, and regional overviews and summarizes the current state of knowledge on carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems.  The main hypothesis of the book is that the farmers since time immemorial have integrated an array of tree and crop species in their land use systems as a means to achieve higher productivity, risk avoidance, product diversification, and sustainability.  These multispecies production systems also impact the ecosystem processes favorably.  Yet, our understanding of the diversity attributes and carbon dynamics under agroforestry is not adequate.  Although carbon sequestration is a focal theme of discussion in most agroforestry and climate conferences, publications on carbon sequestration in agroforestry are scattered.  This book, with 16 chapters organized into three broad sections titled: Measurement and Estimation, Agrobiodiversity and Tree Management, and Policy and Socioeconomic Aspects, represent a cross section of the opportunities and challenges in current research and emerging issues in harnessing carbon sequestration potential of agroforestry systems. The book is unique in its exclusive and global coverage of the subject, and constitutes a valuable reference material for students and researchers in the field of agroforestry and climate change mitigation.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Methodological Challenges in Estimating Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems

    Nair, P. K. Ramachandran

    Pages 3-16

  • Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Practices in Temperate North America

    Udawatta, Ranjith P. (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • Carbon Sequestration in European Agroforestry Systems

    Mosquera-Losada, M. R. (et al.)

    Pages 43-59

  • Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems in Africa

    Luedeling, Eike (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • Soil Carbon Sequestration in Cacao Agroforestry Systems: A Case Study from Bahia, Brazil

    Gama-Rodrigues, E. F. (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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eBook $259.00
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Hardcover $329.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $329.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3777-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Sequestration Potential of Agroforestry Systems
Book Subtitle
Opportunities and Challenges
Editors
  • B. Mohan Kumar
  • P. K. Ramachandran Nair
Series Title
Advances in Agroforestry
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1630-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1630-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1629-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3777-8
Series ISSN
1875-1199
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 310
Topics