Carbon sequestration by Chinese bamboo forests and their ecological benefits: assessment of potential, problems, and future challenges

  title={Carbon sequestration by Chinese bamboo forests and their ecological benefits: assessment of potential, problems, and future challenges},
  author={Xinzhang Song and Guomo Zhou and Hong Jiang and Shuquan Yu and Jinhe Fu and Wei-zhong Li and Weifeng Wang and Zhihai Ma and Changhui Peng},
  journal={Environmental Reviews},
Bamboo is widely distributed in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As a major non-wood forest product and wood substitute, bamboo is of increasing interest to ecologists owing to its rapid growth and correspondingly high potential for mitigating climate change. With a long history of production and utilization of bamboo, China is one of the countries with the richest bamboo resources and largest area of bamboo forest, and has paid unprecedented attention in recent decades to management… 

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