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Title: Forest Land Remaining Forest Land and Methodology for Estimating Net Carbon Stock Changes in Forest

Source: In: Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2009. USEPA #430-R-11-005. Washington, D.C.: 7-12 to 7-20; A-254 to A-278.

Author(s)Skog, K.

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings

Abstract: Carbon is continuously cycled among Harvested wood products (HWP) in use, HWP in solid waste disposal sites and between forest ecosystems and the atmosphere as a result of biological processes in forests (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration, growth, mortality, decomposition, and disturbances such as fires or pest outbreaks) and anthropogenic activities (e.g., harvesting, thinning, clearing, and replanting). As trees photosynthesize and grow, Carbon is removed from the atmosphere and stored in living tree biomass. As trees die and otherwise deposit litter and debris on the forest floor, C is released to the atmosphere or transferred to the soil by organisms that facilitate decomposition. Net changes in all forest-related land, including non-forest land converted to forest and forests converted to non-forest, are being reported here.

Keywords: Grasslands; environmental aspects; forests; forestry; land use; landscape changes; carbon cycle; greenhouse effect; forest ecology; carbon dioxide; carbon sequestration; United States; greenhouse gases; carbon sequestration; climatic changes; plant biomass; uncertainty; forest surveys; methodology; statistics; conversion factors

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 772 kb(s)

Date posted: 12/14/2011

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RITS Product ID: 41918
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester

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