Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystems

Editors: Lal, Rattan, Augustin, Bruce (Eds.)

  • Urban ecosystem and climate change
  • Carbon sequestration in urban soils and biota
  • Sustainable management of urban ecosystems
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Urbanization drastically alters the ecosystems structure and functions, disrupts cycling of C and other elements along with water. It alters the energy balance and influences climate at local, regional and global scales. In 2008, urban population exceeded the rural population. In 2050, 70% of the world population will live in urban centers. The number of megacities (10 million inhabitants) increased from three in 1975 to 19 in 2007, and is projected to be 27 in 2025. Rapid urbanization is altering the ecosystem C budget. Yet, urban ecosystems have a large C sink capacity in soils and biota. Judicious planning and effective management can enhance C pool in urban ecosystems, and off-set some of the anthropogenic emissions. Principal components with regards to C sequestration include home lawns and turfs, urban forests, green roofs, park and recreational/sports facilities and urban agriculture.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Urban Ecosystems and Climate Change

    Lal, Rattan

    Pages 3-19

  • Adapting Urban Land Use in a Time of Climate Change; Optimising Future Land-Use Patterns to Decrease Flood Risks

    Leeuwen, Eveline (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Comparison of Methods for Estimating Carbon Dioxide Storage by Sacramento’s Urban Forest

    Aguaron, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 43-71

  • Terrestrial Carbon Management in Urban Ecosystems and Water Quality

    Lorenz, Klaus (et al.)

    Pages 73-100

  • Carbon Stocks in Urban Forest Remnants: Atlanta and Baltimore as Case Studies

    Yesilonis, Ian D. (et al.)

    Pages 103-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Sequestration in Urban Ecosystems
Editors
  • Rattan Lal
  • Bruce Augustin
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2366-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2366-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2365-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8068-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 388
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