Changes in Forest Biomass Carbon Storage in China Between 1949 and 1998
An improved estimation method of forest biomass and a 50-year national forest resource inventory in China to estimate changes in the storage of living biomass between 1949 and 1998 suggest that carbon sequestration through forest management practices addressed in the Kyoto Protocol could help offset industrial carbon dioxide emissions.
The Global Methane Budget 2000–2017
Abstract. Understanding and quantifying the global methane (CH4) budget is important for assessing realistic pathways to mitigate climate change. Atmospheric emissions and concentrations of CH4…
A drought-induced pervasive increase in tree mortality across Canada's boreal forests
Drought-induced forest dieback has emerged as a global concern and is expected to increase worldwide under projected future climate change. A study using long-term forest plots now provides a…
The impacts of climate change and human activities on biogeochemical cycles on the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau
To reduce the uncertainties and to improve the precision of the predictions of the impacts of climate change and human activities on biogeochemical cycles, efforts should focus on conducting more field observation studies, integrating data within improved models, and developing new knowledge about coupling among carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus bioge biochemical cycles.
Land use induced changes of organic carbon storage in soils of China
Using the data compiled from China's second national soil survey and an improved method of soil carbon bulk density, we have estimated the changes of soil organic carbon due to land use, and compared…
Distribution of soil inorganic carbon storage and its changes due to agricultural land use activity in China.
Regional drought-induced reduction in the biomass carbon sink of Canada's boreal forests
- Zhihai Ma, C. Peng, Wenhua Zhang
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 30 January 2012
It is revealed that recent climate change, and especially drought-induced water stress, is the dominant cause of the observed reduction in the biomass carbon sink, suggesting that western Canada's boreal forests may become net carbon sources if the climate change–induced droughts continue to intensify.
Carbon sequestration by Chinese bamboo forests and their ecological benefits: assessment of potential, problems, and future challenges
This review summarizes the versatility of bamboo in terms of its ecological benefits including carbon sequestration, water and soil conservation, its benefits for socioeconomic development, and its potential to mitigate climate change.
Growth and yield models for uneven-aged stands: past, present and future
- C. Peng
- Environmental Science
- 1 July 2000
Distribution and storage of soil organic carbon in China
Surface soils hold the largest terrestrial organic carbon pool, although estimates of the world's soil organic carbon storage remain controversial, largely due to spatial data gaps or insufficient…