Carbon pool and biomass dynamics associated with deforestation, land use, and agricultural abandonment in the neotropics.

@article{Kauffman2009CarbonPA,
  title={Carbon pool and biomass dynamics associated with deforestation, land use, and agricultural abandonment in the neotropics.},
  author={J Boone Kauffman and R. Flint Hughes and Chris Heider},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={1211-22}
}
Current rates of deforestation and the resulting C emissions in the tropics exceed those of secondary forest regrowth and C sequestration. Changing land-use strategies that would maintain standing forests may be among the least expensive of climate change mitigation options. Further, secondary tropical forests have been suggested to have great value for their potential to sequester atmospheric C. These options require an understanding of and capability to quantify C dynamics at landscape scales… CONTINUE READING
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