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Carbon Budgets of Forest Ecosystems in the Philippines

@article{Lasco2009CarbonBO,
  title={Carbon Budgets of Forest Ecosystems in the Philippines},
  author={Rodel D. Lasco and Florencia B. Pulhin},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Science and Management},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={1-13}
}
  • R. Lasco, F. Pulhin
  • Published 2 July 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Environmental Science and Management
Forest ecosystems can both be sources and sinks of carbon. Here, we review the state of knowledge on carbon budgets of Philippine forests types. The following are the main findings of the review: Carbon (C) density in aboveground biomass (AGB) declines by about 50% after logging, deforested areas covered with grasses and annual crops have C density less than 15 MgC/ha, conversion of natural forests to tree plantations and perennial crops reduce C density by about 50%, reforestation activities… 
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